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Information & Communication Technology AS/A at Ormskirk School

Course description

Advanced level ICT provides valuable skills for further studies in higher education. The task driven approach to problem solving and decision making enhances the student’s role as communicator and advisor.The course extends the student’s conception of the effects and limitations of ICT and understanding of the new opportunities it provides within organisations and society. ICT is a major component of a vast range of joint degrees. The abilities developed enable candidates to employ ICT, to its maximum potential, to assist the study of most other subjects. The course offered is AQA Information and Communications Technology. The course is modular and requires the study of six modules over two years. The course consists of four periods per week which will cover both the theoretical work and allow practical sessions. The students will have access to computing facilities in order to devote an equivalent amount of time to the development of their knowledge – both theoretical and practical.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Information and Communication Technology, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Information and Communication Technology or more general higher education courses as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects. With further training you could go into a job directly related to Information and Communication Technology such as a Computer Programmer, ICT Technician or Website Developer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today's workforce across many industries who depend on computers and technology more generally.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years