Information Communication Technology AS/A-Level at Ravens Wood School
This is a one or two year course leading to the AS or A level GCE in ICT (Information Communication Technology) set by OCR.
The specification sees students develop a wide range of ICT skills together with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of ICT. Candidates are encouraged to become discerning users of ICT.
In the theory module, the topics studied at AS are:
- 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. In the practical module students will design, develop, test and document an IT solution to a given scenario through structured practical tasks.
In the theory module, the topics studied at A level are:
- The systems cycle
- Designing computer-based information systems
- Networks and communication
- Applications of ICT
- Implementing computer-based information systems
Implications of ICT. In the practical module students have to complete a client-driven project where they have to define, investigate, analyse a problem and create an IT solution.
B or above in Information Technology.
Both the AS and A2 are assessed by a coursework component (40%) and an examined component of one 2 hour paper (60%).
This course provides the ideal foundation for those students who wish to pursue ICT at degree level or as a career. Additionally, students gain skills that are transferrable into the business world.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ravens Wood School directly.