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ICT A Level at Abbeyfield School

Course description

You will enjoy this course if you would like to:
- Be able to select and use appropriate ICT tools & techniques to help you carry out investigations; capture & handle data; solve problems; make decisions; present & communicate information
- Increase your awareness of the benefits & drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way people live their lives
- Learn how to plan and manage projects and work effectively with others

Course content

The AS units focus on developing your communication and decision-making skills. You will learn about: The Information Age – Unit 1, The Digital Economy – Unit 2, The Knowledge Worker – Unit 3

Entry requirements

An ICT qualification, either a full GCSE or preferably a C or above in Cambridge Nationals Level 2
Grade C in English,
Grade C in Maths

Assessment

Unit 1 requires that you design, produce & evaluate an e-book
Unit 2 requires you to present your findings in the form of an eportfolio
Unit 3 is a practical examination

Future opportunities

You could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management. The Applied ICT is not necessarily only for those who see their long-term future within the IT industry. It is much more general, focusing on what you may need to know in a work situation and providing an understanding of the environment in which ICT is used.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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