IT at Knutsford Academy
WJEC is one of the UKs largest examination boards and in recent years has overtaken the AQA as the leading examination board for A Level ICT.
This course is academic in nature and is designed to make you a discerning user of ICT and develop your range of ICT skills, knowledge and understanding.
Specifically, it encourages candidates to develop:
* the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
* the skills to work collaboratively;
* the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems;
* an understanding of the consequences of using ICT on individuals, organisations and society and of social, legal,
* ethical and other considerations on the use of ICT;
* an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society.
The course is comprised of four units that include both theoretical and practical studies. In the first year, two core modules are taken.
The first module is tested by one 2¼ hour examination which consists of a range of theoretical questions and a set of questions based on material prepared in lessons. This gives you 30% of the final grade (60% of the AS grade).
The second module is all coursework based and is internally assessed by your teacher.
The second module gives you 20% of the final grade (40% of the AS grade). AS Written examination based on coursework 2 hours 15 minutes (60% of AS; 30% of A2) Internal assessment of coursework based on a series of short tasks (40% of AS; 20% of A2) A2 A written paper with two sections for 2 ½ hours (30% 0f A2) An internally assessed database coursework (20% of A2)
5 A-C grades at GCSE with B preferable in subject of study.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Knutsford Academy directly.