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Applied ICT A Level at Mill Hill County High School

Course description

This course offers students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT by applying learning in a practical and realistic way to gain a broader understanding of ICT and its real world contexts.

The benefits of this vocational course are that students will be able to:

  • Develop a broad range of skills and knowledge as a basis for progression into further learning
  • Create knowledge and understanding of information systems within a range of organisations
  • Build an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT
  • Develop project management skills and an understanding of the need to work with others

Course content

Course Structure - Single

The course consists of six units. In order to gain the single A Level award, students must complete three units (subjects in bold/italics) in Year 12 and three units (subjects in bold/italics) in Year 13.

Course Structure - Double

The course consists of twelve units. In order to gain the double A Level award students must complete six units in Year 12 and six units in Year 13. 

Year 12 Units

  • Unit 1: Using ICT to Communicate
  • Unit 2: How Organisations use ICT (Exam)
  • Unit 3: ICT Solutions for Individuals and Society
  • Unit 4: System Specification and Configuration
  • Unit 6: Software Development
  • Unit 7: Communicating using Computers

Year 13 Units

  • Unit 9: Working to a Brief
  • Unit 10: Numerical Modelling using Spreadsheets
  • Unit 14: Developing and Creating Websites
  • Unit 16: Networking Solutions (Exam)
  • Unit 18: Database Design
  • Unit 20: ICT Solutions for People with Individual Needs

Entry requirements

If ICT was studied for GCSE, a minimum of a grade C in the subject, or at least a Pass grade if OCR Nationals in ICT were studied.


Two of the units (2 and 16) are externally tested by examination whilst the other ten units are continually assessed internally in the form of a portfolio of work.

Students can achieve two A Level grades, each between A and E. Students may also be awarded a double AS in ICT by successfully completing the Year 12 course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mill Hill County High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

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