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ICT AS/A2 Level at The Basildon Academies Sixth Form

Course description

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) gives students a well-grounded
knowledge of the role that IT plays in business and society. Students will
learn what ideas and resources are needed to create the latest technologies
by exploring companies such as Apple and Google. They will examine how people
and organisations solve problems using ICT tools and techniques, and explore
a variety of technologies that will interest them, from Facebook and the
Internet to tools that predict natural disasters and stock market crashes.

The course develops students skills in a practical, hands-on way, and they
will use computers and applications to achieve worthwhile goals, not simply
for their own sake. Students will develop confidence, creativity and individuality
in the way they use digital applications, and they will also gain practical skills
that can be used in the real world.

Course content

AS/A2 level students take modules in:

INFO1: Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World
1. Health and safety in relation to the use of ICT systems
2. Analysis
3. Design of solutions
4. Selection and use of input devices and input media
5. Selection and use of storage requirements, media and devices
6. Selection and use of output methods, media and devices
7. Selection and use of appropriate software
8. Implementation of ICT-related solutions
9. Testing of ICT-related solutions
10. Evaluation of ICT-related solutions


INFO2: Living in the Digital World
1. An ICT system and its components
2. Data and information
3. People and ICT systems
4. Transfer of data in ICT systems
5. Safety and security of data in ICT systems
6. Backup and recovery
7. What ICT can provide
8. Factors affecting the use of ICT
9. The consequences of the use of ICT

Entry requirements

General Sixth Form.

Assessment

50% of AS, 25% of A2 Level
1 hour 30 minutes examination
80 marks
Section A: short answer questions
Section B: structured questions

50% of AS, 25% of A2 Level
1 hour 30 minutes examination
80 marks
Section A: short answer questions
Section B: structured questions

Future opportunities

After studying ICT many students have chosen to read degrees in Business
Studies, Economics and Software Engineering, programming, web development,
systems analysis, telecommunications etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Basildon Academies Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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