ICT A2 Level (WJEC) at Ryburn Valley High School
A2 ICT is about the use of hardware, software applications and the impact that ICT has had on the workplace. It is NOT about Computer Programming.The course aims to develop your understanding and awareness of the role of ICT in managing, manipulating and disseminating information, together with the economic, social and ethical implication of ICT systems. It is anticipated that you will develop both your problem solving and interpersonal skills.The course is BOTH practical and theory based and uses a task driven approach to problem solving and decision making. You will improve your ability to analyse, appraise and make critical judgements about the use of ICT systems within organisation. In addition, you will develop a broad and balanced view of the range, capability, limitation and implication of applications and information systems! During the Autumn term you will have between 2 and 3 practical lessons per week.During this time, you will develop your skills in Access, creating your model for the coursework element (ICT6). To do so you will learn how to do macros, delete, append queries, create forms enabling the use of date pickers and calendar controls, perform calulations in queries and reports and finally how to design your own switchboard. The remaining lessons will be theory based, preparing for the next module exam (ICT4) in January.The Spring term is more flexible between the theory and practical lessons because you continue with your coursework which will take all term. The theory lessons (at least 1 hour per week) prepares you for your final module exam (ICT5).
You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Information and Communication Technology or more general higher education courses as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects.With further training you could go into a job directly related to Information and Communication Technology such as a Computer Programmer, ICT Technician or Website Developer. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today's workforce across many industries who depend on computers and technology more generally.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryburn Valley High School directly.