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Information and Communication Technology at The Grange School

Course description

This modular course enables students to become

discerning users of ICT, developing a broad range of

ICT skills, including advanced databases, spreadsheets,

problem solving, analysis and decision making.

Students will also develop an understanding of the consequences of using ICT

on individuals, organisations and society and of the social, legal and ethical

considerations on the use of ICT. They will gain an awareness of emerging

technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on

individuals, organisations and society.

course structure

The first year of the ICT course comprises two units of study. For Unit 1, the

examined unit, you will study how businesses use data and discover what makes

it such a valuable commodity in today’s market place, as well as looking at how

ICT is changing a number of industries such as banking and healthcare. You will

also use your technical skills to produce a spreadsheet for a business. In Unit 2

you will be working to a detailed specification to produce a range of documents

for a business of your choice. These documents along with your plans and

documentation of the process form the coursework portfolio which is assessed

for this unit.

As you move into A2 you will find that the focus moves more towards the

strategic management of ICT. You will study the best way to implement security

policies to protect your organisation and you will take an in-depth look at the

stages you would follow to introduce a new ICT system into an organisation. For

the A2 coursework you will create a database which you will have designed to

solve a real-life problem which exists in a business of your choosing.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years