A Level ICT at Great Sankey High School
ICT and Digital Media now play an increasingly important part in our everyday lives and in the world of work. Most of us are consumers of this media in one way or another. We use mobile phones and send texts. We browse websites, download music files and send emails. We take digital photos, listen to CDs, play computer games and may even keep an electronic diary. ICT is not Computer Studies it is a tool for modern living. The majority of degree courses require the skills and the ability to apply ICT as an aid to the particular area of study.
IT1 Information systems
IT2 Presenting information
IT3 Use and impact of ICT
IT4 Relational database project
You will need to have a minimum of 5 A* - C grades at GCSE to study this course. Students will need at least a grade B at GCSE IT or a Merit in CIDA. Grade B in English Language GCSE is also required.
IT1 and IT3 - external exam
IT2 and IT4 - internally assessed and externally moderated
We live in the Information Age and ICT is a skill that is no longer optional for many careers hence its interest for interested students. After completing ICT AS/A2 you will have the option of completing a degree or career in ICT. You will have a wide range of options if you find that this is the area you want to pursue. The course provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for students who do not progress further in the subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Sankey High School directly.