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Information Communication Technology AS/A-Level at Ravens Wood School

Course description

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.

Course content

Year 12

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.

Year 13

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.

Entry requirements

B or above in Information Technology.

Assessment

Both the AS and A2 are assessed by a coursework component (40%) and an examined component of one 2 hour paper (60%).

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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