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ICT AS/A2 Level at Netherthorpe School

Course description

You will enjoy the course if you have an interest in ICT. The course will also:

Increase your awareness of the benefits and drawbacks of ICT and its impact on the way people live their lives.

Increase your awareness of the impact of ICT in society.

 Teach a range of decision making and analytical skills which are directly transferable to the dynamic business world we live in.

Course content

Unit 1 (G061) Information, systems and applications

60% of the total AS marks, 30% of the total A-Level marks


Unit 2 (G062) – Structured tasks

40% of the total AS marks, 20% of the total A-Level marks


Unit 3 (G063) ICT systems, applications and implications content

30% of the total A-Level marks


Unit 4 (G064 )– ICT project content

20% of the total A-Level marks


Entry requirements

You should enjoy problem solving using ICT and be able to work independently as well as with others. You will need to have an interest in developing the knowledge and skills you need to be a competent and informed ICT user and practitioner.


1 piece of course and 1 exam per year.

Future opportunities

This course provides a suitable qualification to progress on to University or full time employment.

Information and Communication Technology draws on a wide range of academic disciplines, with a focus on understanding organisational, technical and business problems and searching for appropriate solutions in a global information and communication technology (ICT) environment.

It leads to career opportunities within a wide variety of Information Communication Technology fields including networking, applications and systems analysis.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

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