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ICT (Applied) A-Level at The Coleshill School

Course description

Those students who have an interest in exploring the world of ICT in a highly practical way. Successful students can progress onto most University degree courses. The Applied A Level ICT course provides a sound basis for all future lines of employment.

Course content

Unit 1 The Information Age

  • Information Communication Technologies
  • Accessing and exchanging information
  • Compiling an electronic portfolio

(Internally assessed Portfolio of work)

Unit 2 The Digital Economy

  • Features of the e-market place
  • Using transactional websites
  • Analysing Design and using Databases

(Internally assessed Portfolio of work)

Unit 3 The Knowledge Worker

  • Making informed decisions
  • Selecting sources
  • Factors to consider when making a decision

External Assessment (150 minute exam)

Unit 7 Using Database Software

  • Knowledge and Skills of Databases
  • Principles of Data Modelling
  • Database design

Externally assessed (10 hour examination)

Unit 8 Managing ICT projects

  • Formal Project Management Tools
  • Use of Specialist Software
  • Informal and Formal communication skills

(Internally assessed)

Unit 10 Using Multimedia Software

  • Developing a multimedia product
  • Utilise animating video and audio skills

(Internally assessed)

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to A Level Courses are 5 A* to C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.

Subject Specific

An ICT GCSE grade B or equivalent is preferred, however an interest in the subject may offset such a qualification


AS - Internally assessed and externally assessed work

A2 - Internally assessed and externally assessed work

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 April 2015
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