Information & Communication Technology AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School
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saying “time is money” has been replaced by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.
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.
Essential GCSE grade: C in English Language,
with a grade B in ICT being desirable.
Tests at the end of every unit.
ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will
be payable before submitting your application.
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
• 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/
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.