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Applied Information and Communication Technology (ICT) - AS/A2 Level at Thornleigh Salesian College

Course description

This course will enable you to become a competent ICT user, providing you with the skills and knowledge to capture and handle data, carry out investigations, solve problems and present and communicate information. You will learn about software development, ICT systems and new technologies.

Course content

What will I learn on this course? Year 1 Unit 1 The Information Age (Portfolio) This unit builds on the ICT knowledge and skills which you bring to the course. It assumes that you already have some experience of using ICT to combine and present information. Unit 2 The Digital Economy (Portfolio) Investigate the design of a website. Use diagrams to illustrate the back office processes associated with an online purchase. Unit 3 The Knowledge Worker (Set assignment). In this unit you will learn about making informed decisions using the knowledge available to you. Year 2 Unit 7 Using Database Software (Portfolio) Unit 8 Managing Software Projects (Portfolio Unit 10 Using Multimedia Software (Portfolio

Entry requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths as well as C grades in the subjects that you want to study. Many courses do accept students who have not previously studied the subject. To study AS Level Science subjects you will require a minimum combination of GCSE B/B in Core and Additional Science. To study AS Level Maths you will require a minimum of a B grade in Maths GCSE.


Successful completion of evidence within a portfolio and success in examined units.

Future opportunities

You will most probably aim to work in the ICT industry or at least have a career that involves quite extensive use of computers. You may very well want to go to university to study ICT further before you start your career. You must have a real interest in and enthusiasm for practical ICT but equally important is the willingness to involve yourself in understanding the theory that underpins practical work. You should be able to handle a large amount of coursework and be very good at meeting deadlines. Your organisational skills will be tested to the full. A sound command of English is necessary and a willingness to undertake some numerical work.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please attend our Open Evening or contact the college directly via email at or by telephone 01204 305172.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year