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Applied ICT at Holyhead

Course description

Course Overview

This course covers a wide range of ICT skills and knowledge, included in the AS year are publishing, spreadsheets, databases, presenting information and the effective use of the World Wide Web.

In the A2 year you will study Project Management, Interactive Multimedia using Adobe Flash, as well as graphics, audio and video packages. Finally you get the opportunity to produce a professional standard website for a client.

Skills Needed

This course is suited to students who prefer not to rely heavily on terminal examinations. You will need to enjoy project based work. Students who have studied CiDA will have a good grounding for certain aspects of the course but it is not a specific requirement. Students need to be self motivated and able to produce high quality coursework in a timely manner.

Course content

Year 1

Unit 1 : Using ICT to Communicate. Students will develop a series of professional standard communications for print and the screen.

Unit 2: How orgaisations use ICT. This unit looks at the structure of organisations and how they comunicate both internally and externally.

Unit 3: ICT Solutions for Individuals and Society. This unit includes: Effective use of the Internet for research, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation of findings.

Year 2

Unit 9: Working to a Brief. This unit is a project management unit and is used to manage the Multimedia project.

Unit 11: Interactive Multimedia. This unit requires students to produce an interactive product using Adobe Flash. The brief for this is set each year by the exam board.

Unit 14: Developing Web Products. Students will design and produce a professional standard website based on a client brief.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.


Year 1

Unit 1: Coursework portfolio

Unit 2: External examination, 1hr 30 mins written paper plus pre-prepared work

Unit 3: Coursework portfolio. Outcomes are A* - E

Year 2
All units are assessed by way of a courswork portfolio. In addition students have the opportunity to re-sit the Unit 2 exam if necessary.

Further information

Enrichment Opportunties

There are opportunities to attend Master classes and 'Taster Days' at some of the local universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holyhead directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2015
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