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ICT A level **FEES PAYABLE** at Blackheath High School

Course description

Information and Communication Technology has widespread use in the work environment, and modern courses at universities make increasing use of micro technology for information gathering, learning and research across the whole curriculum.  It is one of the fastest growing careers, and organisations continue to invest in modern Information and Communication Technology that requires expert implementation.

Course content

Students will develop:

  • A broad range of ICT skills and knowledge as a basis for progression into further learning in ICT related fields
  • Interpersonal skills necessary for communicating with others
  • Knowledge and understanding of the components, functions and applications of information systems within a range of organisations
  • An understanding of the main principles of solving problems using ICT and development of the skills necessary to apply this understanding
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of ICT and use skills (eg planning, research, evaluation, problem solving) in vocational contexts
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of information systems on organisations' personnel, policies and practices
  • Develop project management skills and an understanding of the need to work with others

AS single award

  • unit 1 - The information age - E-portfolio
  • unit 2 - The digital economy - E-portfolio
  • unit 3 - The knowledge worker - Computer based exam

A2 single award

  • unit 7 - Using database software - Computer based exam
  • unit 8 - Managing ICT projects - E-portfolio
  • Optional unit - E-portfolio - Include Using multimedia software, and Web management

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE ICT or a GCSE ICT Applied (Double Award) at grades A*A-CC is the minimum requirement for AS ICT.  External candidates who have not studied ICT at GCSE level need four GCSEs at grade A*-C.  Single Award (3 units) is required for the Advanced A2 (6 unit) course.

Future opportunities

ICT will help students to develop a wide range of skills as well as technological awareness that can lead to a range of careers.  Often students build on their initial knowledge of the subject to become System Analysts, Programmers, Computer Scientists or Management Information Systems (MIS) Consultants.  Also ICT qualifications are in demand in the Media industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackheath High School directly.

Last updated date: 26 August 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September