ICT A-Level at Sir John Talbot's Technology College
The course is designed to encourage learners to become discerning users of ICT. It allows you to develop a broad range of ICT skills, knowledge and understanding and provides an ideal foundation for those who wish to pursue ICT at degree level or as a career.
- It enables you to develop the essential skills needed to apply ICT to the real world, for example presentation and project management skills.
- You explore the latest technologies, for example Bluetooth, broadband and global positioning systems.
- Practical skills are developed through coursework.
- The course greatly benefits from the involvement of a local world class ICT business.
Will this course suit me?
In today’s world, where ICT is constantly changing, individuals will increasingly need technological and information literacy skills. These skills are now as essential as the traditional skills of numeracy and literacy. As well as the rapid development of new technologies, familiar technologies like television, telephone and computers are evolving and being expanded by digitised information. As a result of this, there is a growing need for individuals who can master and manipulate these new technologies. Ideally you will have at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject you wish to study.
We ask that students applying to the Sixth Form have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*– C Grade and aim for a B Grade in their chosen subject of study (predicted grades).
It is possible to choose some subjects if you have not studied them for GCSE.
You will be invited to attend a short, informal interview with the Head of Sixth Form to discuss your application and talk through your options. All places offered will be conditional until you have received your GCSE results in August and enrolment will take place on GCSE Results Day.
ICT is regarded as a useful qualification to support your entrance onto any degree programme or higher education course. Courses that relate specifically to the skills acquired on the ICT A Level would include Network Engineering, Web Technology, Games Design, Artificial Intelligence and Business Information Systems.
You could take your practical skills into almost any industry sector as a technical consultant, systems administrator, operations support or ICT manager to name just a few. As a certain level of computer use is expected in modern society your advanced skills would be highly desirable in many other areas of employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Talbot's Technology College directly.