ICT at City of Norwich School
Unit 1: G061 Information, Systems and Applications
This unit covers the fundamental knowledge required to support all subsequent units of study. It provides candidates with a deeper understanding and knowledge of core ICT concepts. It will also ensure you have a firm grounding for the rest of the qualification.
Unit 2: G062 Structured ICT Tasks
This unit provides candidates with the opportunity to try a variety of packages through board set tasks and gain wide experience whilst learning about design and testing of solutions. You gain communication and presentation skills that can be transferred into the business world.
Unit 3: G063 ICT Systems, Applications and Implications
The skills learnt in this unit can apply to many other business situations that involve systems’ cycles. Skills learnt here are applied to real world examples. A variety of areas are included to bring this qualification up to date, including GPS and digital TV. You gain an understanding of new ways systems can be implemented and the impact of ICT. Stretch and challenge is contained in the A2 units, and in Unit 3 this consists of essay style questions demonstrating your knowledge and ability to apply it to a specific context.
Unit 4: G064 ICT Project
The A2 project requires you to identify a well-defined problem, involving third party users, and to generate a solution using a wide variety of ICT packages. Synoptic assessment is mainly found within this unit and candidates have the opportunity to build on the A2 skills they have learnt throughout the qualification.
Where can ICT lead you?
Well-developed ICT skills and an understanding of the potential of ICT are prerequisites of a successful career in the modern world. This qualification prepares you well for further study or for the world of work. Students considering a computing career should also investigate computer science A level.
A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.