Information and Communication Technology at The Grange School
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.
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.
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.