A Level in Applied ICT (Single Award) at The Douay Martyrs School
The Edexcel GCE in Applied ICT aims to produce effective, discerning ICT users who:
- can select and use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to help them carry out investigations, capture and handle data, solve problems, make decisions, and present and communicate information.
- are aware of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way in which people live their lives.
- can plan and manage projects and work effectively with others.
There are 6 units, 5 of which are compulsory and the sixth is chosen from 3 optional units:
Year 12 AS
Unit 1 – The Information Age (portfolio)
Unit 2 – The Digital Economy (portfolio)
Unit 3 – The Knowledge Work (practical assessment)
Year 13 A2
Unit 4 – Using Database Software (practical assessment)
Unit 5 – Managing ICT Projects (portfolio)
Unit 6 – Using Multimedia Software (portfolio)
No previous study is required although students wishing to study this subject will need to fulfil the general entry requirements for The Douay Martyrs School Sixth Form. Students should have an interest in developing the knowledge and skills you need to be a competent and informed ICT user and practitioner.
Edexcel - 8751
Assessment is by portfolio or a practical assessment.
Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto degrees and BTEC Higher National Diplomas in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management. Those who opt for work-based training are likely to progress to IT User/Practitioner NVQs or vendor-specific qualifications.
For further information contact Mrs T Gidday, Head of ICT, email@example.com
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Douay Martyrs School directly.