ICT AS/A2 Level at Nottingham Academy
This new specification provides the ideal foundation for those
students who wish to pursue ICT at degree level or as a career.
The emphasis is now focused on the use of ICT in a business
context so students can gain develop a wide range of ICT skills
together with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of
ICT that can be transferred into the business world.
During this course, students develop the capacity to think
creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically as
they look at ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems and
develop an understanding of the effect of ICT society. At AS
you will study two units: the examination unit and the
structured ICT tasks in which you will apply the knowledge
and skills you have acquired to complete a series of structured
ICT tasks. At A2 you will complete an examination and an ICT
project demonstrating your ability to be a discerning user
Units covered at AS
– G061: Information, Systems and Applications (examination).
– G062: Structured ICT Tasks (coursework).
Units covered at A2
– G063: ICT Systems, Applications and Implications
– G064: ICT Project (coursework).
5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including C grade or above in English
At AS level, the Information, Systems and Applications unit is
assessed via written examination, structured ICT Tasks is
assessed on coursework. At A2 level ICT Systems, Applications
and Implications is assessed via written examination, ICT
Project is assessed on coursework.
In today’s world, where ICT is constantly changing, individuals
will increasingly need technological and information literacy
skills. These skills are now as essential as the traditional skills
of numeracy and literacy.
As well as the rapid development of new technologies, familiar
technologies like television, telephone and computers are
evolving and being expanded by digitised information.
As a result of this, there is a growing need for individuals who can
master and manipulate these new technologies. Whatever you
plan to do, an ICT qualification is a smart move.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham Academy directly.