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ICT A-Level at The Nottingham Emmanuel School

Course description

A level ICT offers excellent preparation for university and places emphasis on the commercial use of Information Systems. All students will become proficient at developing systems using spreadsheets and relational databases (MS Access) and learn how to use general application strategies to develop solutions to problems. Many students are able to use their IT skills to enhance the other A Level subjects they follow. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to become discerning users of ICT with a view to further study at university level or in the workplace.

Course content

There are two units covered each year. At AS level, students gain an appreciation of information systems and applications in unit one, which is assessed by an examination at the end of the year. Unit 2, which is assessed by coursework, gives students the opportunity to implement their ICT skills whilst exploring the areas of design, software development, testing and documentation. In Year 13, students advance their knowledge of ICT theory for their final examination whilst also working on an individual ICT project which is submitted as coursework.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE ICT or Computer Science

Future opportunities

This award is designed to provide a progression route to university or employment, for example, Business Information Technology (BIT), Network Administrator or System Analyst are some of the professional career paths one can take.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Nottingham Emmanuel School directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2015

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