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Information & Communication Technology AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School

Course description

ICT affects the way that we work and live. The old

saying “time is money” has been replaced by

“information is money”. These days it is hard to find

any business or occupation that does not rely on ICT

to some extent, and in one form or another. As the

percentage of businesses and households connected

to communication networks such as the internet

grows, so does the need for individuals who can

master and manipulate these new technologies.


oach The course consists of both theory and practical

units and will be delivered through classroom

teaching and learning, and practical assignments.

A range of software applications will be used. As the

course has a sizeable problem-solving element, you

should be keen on this type of work. You will be

guided through the practical skills and techniques

needed but should be ready to work independently

on practical tasks outside of lessons. You will be

expected to be self-motivated and a willingness to

read around the subject is required for those aiming

for the highest grades. The theory work will also be

tested at the end of each topic. Both short and

extended questions will be set.


Course content

You will learn how to utilise ICT systems in the work

place, from defining the information needs of users

to developing solutions for business needs. The

course will supply you with the fundamental skills to

support users of ICT systems, give you data-handling

skills and an understanding of developments in

technology, including their impact on our lives.

Entry requirements

Essential GCSE grade: C in English Language,

with a grade B in ICT being desirable.


Tests at the end of every unit.

Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will
 be payable before submitting your application.

Future opportunities

There is currently an enormous skills shortage in this

country and overseas in the ICT and Computing



The range of careers is very wide. There are opportunities:

• To work in the media, in publishing or

in advertising.

• To work in banking and finance, in science and

research, in fashion.

• To work in education and training, in

telecommunications, in research.

• To work in hospital administration, in the travel

industry – almost every organisation you can

think of has its own Information Technology/

Computing department.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 -2 Years


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      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.