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ICT (Applied) A2 GCE A Level at Weatherhead High School

Course description

The Edexcel Applied ICT course is a 'must-have' qualification for students. Highly motivating, it develops the knowledge and skills you need to be a competent and informed ICT user and practitioner in the 21st Century. The course complements many other subject combinations of study at Sixth Form level.

Course content

The course aims to produce discerning ICT users who can select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to help them to:

Carry out investigations

Capture and handle data

Solve problems

Make decisions

Present and communicate information

Over the two years of the course you will produce four projects towards your ICT qualification, worth two thirds of the final grade. Each project will be presented via the design and production of an e-portfolio. Topics covered include:

Life in the Information Age

Digital Economy and Transactional Websites

Managing ICT Projects

Multimedia Design

You will also take two practical examinations worth a third of the final grade. The topics are:

The Knowledge Worker

Using Database Software


Entry requirements

You must have achieved 5 GCSEs including a grade C in English Language and Mathematics in order to study Applied ICT at this level.



Unit 7 - Using Database Software (external practical examination)
Unit 8 - Managing ICT Projects (e-portfolio)
Unit 10 - Using Multimedia Software (e-portfolio)

Future opportunities

The Applied ICT qualification provides all the skills required for a student to go onto study a further ICT or Computing related course at Degree level. Courses include Computing, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Internet Computing, Computer and Video Games, Computer Games Technology, Information Systems and Multimedia and Web Computing.

Further information

The Applied ICT course allows students to work in a supportive environment and gain excellent results. Many of the students have gone on to study ICT related courses at university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year