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Information Communication Technology AS/A2 at Nicholas Chamberlaine School

Course description

Combines well with all subjects as it gives the opportunity to develop both skills and knowledge that is applicable both in other subject areas as well as many career choices. 


Course content

ICT engages the logical and creative parts of your personality. In the first year you’ll study two ‘big picture’ themes, looking at various hardware and software. In the second year you will look at technology developments, how to manage projects and implementing a real ICT related system.


Unit at AS

Unit 1 - Practical Problem Solving (INFO1) (Examination and Coursework)

This is a practical unit of the course that develops your knowledge and understanding of the development of ICT systems through practical experience using a range of software. 

Unit 2 - Living in the Digital World INFO2) (Examination and Coursework)

Living in the digital world affects everyone.  This unit will develop your understanding of the more technical terms and concepts of ICT, and then the wider picture of ICT and how it impacts on individuals and society. 

Unit at A2

Unit 3 - Use of ICT in Digital World (INFO3) (Examination)

This section looks at the fast changing developments and capabilities in ICT, including how they are used  in organisations. 

Unit 4 - Practical Issues of ICT in Digital World (INFO4) (Coursework)

This is the coursework section where you can choose your own real project to solve a problem.  This will teach you project management and development skills. 

Future opportunities

The course will develop students’ problem solving and project development skills at both AS and A2 levels but in more detail at A2 level. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Chamberlaine School directly.

Last updated date: 15 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years