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AS/A2 ICT at Durham High School For Girls

Course description

AS G061: Information, Systems and Applications Topics covered in this unit: data, information, knowledge and processing; software and hardware components of an information system; characteristics of standard applications software and application areas; spreadsheet concepts; relational database concepts; applications software used for presentation and communication of data; the role and impact of ICT - legal, moral and social issues. G062: Structured ICT Tasks (Coursework) Candidates have the opportunity to explore design, software development, testing and documentation. A2 G063: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications In this unit candidates gain an understanding of the systems cycle; designing computer-based information systems; networks and communication; applications of ICT; implementing computer-based information systems and implications of ICT. G064: ICT Project (Coursework) Candidates explore definition, investigation and analysis; design; software development, testing and implementation; documentation and evaluation through a client-driven project.

Entry requirements

It will be helpful if you will have followed the BCS Level 2 certificate or a GCSE course, however no formal qualifications are necessary.

Financial information

Please see our school website for fees information.

Future opportunities

With a qualification in ICT you could go on to Higher Education or work in one of the many vocational areas emerging to reflect the importance of ICT in the modern world. Here are a few university courses that you could follow: Applied Computing, Applied Computing Science, Applied Computing Technology, Business Computing, Business Computing Systems, Computer Games Technology, Computing Aided Draughting, Computing Architecture, Computing Biology, Computing Control Technology, Computing Game Design, Computing Interactive Design, Computing Management, Computing Mathematics, Computing Simulation, Computing Software Design, Computing Software Engineering, Creative Computing, European Computing, Forensic Computing, Internet Computing, IT Leisure Computing, Technology Mathematics, Media Computing, Micro Computing, Mobile Computing, Multimedia Computing, Networks Computing, Psychology Computing, Real Time Computing Systems, Science Computing, Scientific Computing, Statistics, Three Dimensional Computing, Animation, Business It, Computing It Applications, It Education, It Management. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Information and Communication Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Information and Communication Technology or more general higher education courses as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects. With further training you could go into a job directly related to Information and Communication Technology such as a Computer Programmer, ICT Technician or Website Developer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today's workforce across many industries who depend on computers and technology more generally. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Information and Communication Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Information and Communication Technology or more general higher education courses as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects. With further training you could go into a job directly related to Information and Communication Technology such as a Computer Programmer, ICT Technician or Website Developer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today's workforce across many industries who depend on computers and technology more generally. You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Information and Communication Technology or more general higher education courses as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects. With further training you could go into a job directly related to Information and Communication Technology such as a Computer Programmer, ICT Technician or Website Developer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today's workforce across many industries who depend on computers and technology more generally. You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Information and Communication Technology or more general higher education courses as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects. With further training you could go into a job directly related to Information and Communication Technology such as a Computer Programmer, ICT Technician or Website Developer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today's workforce across many industries who depend on computers and technology more generally.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham High School For Girls directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2015

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