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Applied ICT A Level at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form

Course description

This is a broad based vocational qualification which aims to encourage students to develop broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the ICT sector. The qualification prepares students for further study or training.

At AS level, work involves producing documents to a professional standard for a purpose; these will include paper-based and multimedia electronic documents. ‘How organisations use ICT’ will examine how ICT is so pervasive in different organisations and the impact this has on working practices. Students will conduct an investigation and collect, analyse and present findings for the unit ‘ICT solutions for individuals and society’.

A2 level work involves more sophisticated use of software to produce solutions for a purpose, including the planning, implementation, and management of an ICT project.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths.


AS Level

 Unit title: Using ICT to communicate Assessment: Coursework

Unit title: How organisations use ICT Assessment: Examination

A2 Level

Unit title: Compulsory unit: Working to a brief Assessment: Derogated assessment method Two further units, which may include:

Unit title: Interactive multimedia products Assessment: Coursework Unit title: Developing & creating websites Assessment: Coursework

Future opportunities

This course is an excellent general ICT qualification. It is useful in its own right or can be used as preparation for further ICT training of a practical nature or for more academic degree courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

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