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Information and Communication Technology A Level at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

Why study Information and communication technology?

  • Studying ICT at Advanced level is a means of developing a deeper understanding of the significance of computers, applications and communications in the workplace and in every day life. Computer systems are used in a wide range of areas, from manufacturing and education to medicine, and ICT skills are valued in all aspects of business and society.
  • In a world of constant technological innovation, there is a demand for people who have the skills to refine and apply new developments to the real world. There‚Äôs a world-wide shortage of ICT graduates.

Course content

  • It is an applied course which demands an alternative learning strategy.
  • The instruction with given tasks can be quite ambiguous due to the nature of an applied course, and so it is down to the student to interpret each given scenario and apply prior knowledge in order to generate one of the many correct solutions.
  • It is essential that pupils have access to Microsoft Word, Excel and Access outside of the school in order to prepare for exams. Prior knowledge of spreadsheets and databases is essential.

Year 12

Unit 1: Nature and Role of ICT

  • The meaning of ICT
  • Network, Internet
  • Legal and Moral Issues
  • Applications which use ICT

Unit 2: Presenting Information

  • Learn about advanced DTP techniques
  • Multimedia presentations
  • Understand some of the ways business
  • Multimedia presentations

Year 13

Unit 3: Advanced ICT Concepts

  • Impact of ICT on working practices
  • ICT and the Law
  • Communications and Networks
  • Databases

Unit 4: Database Design

  • Learn advanced database design
  • Use advanced relational database techniques
  • Understand logical modelling
  • Test and document database system



Unit 1:

  • 30% of A Level
  • Written examination

Unit 2:

  • 20% of A Level
  • Course work: Portfolio

Unit 3:

  • 30% of A Level
  • Written examination

Unit 4:

  • 20% of A Level
  • Course work: Portfolio

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2016
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