Information Communication Technology A-Level at St Leonards Catholic School
ICT is a global industry that is keeping people in touch wherever they are. In the home, at work, and at play ICT puts people in contact with friends, family and all the stuff they need for holidays and business. ICT encompasses and embraces all aspects of our lives and is the perfect subject to complement your other studies. From PC to phone ... and beyond ICT engages the logical and creative parts of your personality. At a technical level, you’ll need to know how information actually gets from wherever it is stored to where it is needed, but there’s a creative side too.
- Unit 1 – Information Systems (2 ¼ Hour exam - 60% of AS)
- Unit 2 – Presenting Information (Coursework - 40% of AS)
- Unit 3 – Use and Impact of ICT (2 ½ Hour Exam – 30% of A Level)
- Unit 4 – Relational Databases (Coursework – 20% of A Level)
- each applicant must achieve at least eight GCSE or equivalent Level 2 Qualification passes at grade A*-G
- each applicant must achieve at least five GCSE passes1 at grade A*-C
- each applicant must achieve at least four GCSE B grades including at least a grade B2 in each subject to be taken at AS Level (see course entry requirements listed in section 6 of this admissions policy).
- any applicant wishing to study a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) at AS Level must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE Additional Science if taking double science rather than separate sciences. If taking separate sciences then the applicant must achieve at least a grade B in the science subject to be taken at AS Level.
- any applicant wishing to study a subject at AS that they are not currently studying at GCSE must consult the list of entry requirements listed in section 6 of this admissions policy.
- any applicant currently studying a subject at GCSE that they wish to continue to study at AS must achieve at least a grade B in that subject at GCSE.
- each applicant must study a minimum of four AS Level courses to completion in Year 12 and a minimum of three A2 Level courses to completion in Year 13.
- each applicant must study the General Religious Education Course to completion
The GCE A-Level ICT course has a direct entry into a range of ICT courses such as ICT, Computer Science, Multimedia and Software Engineering degrees. Alternatively, IT user and practitioner qualifications such as NVQs can be followed through employment. If you turn out to have a really technical interest in ICT, you could work for a bank or corporation helping to design systems which transfer information from a database to a terminal. But if you are more interested in the user interface, you could work in advertising or for a handset manufacturer. Information is everywhere, so ICT is a sound career move by ensuring that your skills and knowledge will stay relevant.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Leonards Catholic School directly.