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Hereford Sixth Form College

AS/A Level Information Communications Technology (ICT)

Hereford Sixth Form College
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Typology A Level
  • A Level
Description

Information & Communications Technology (ICT) is a very diverse area of study involving not only practical skills, but also a consideration of how ICT is used by others in a variety of different contexts, and consequently the considerable impact it has upon society as a whole. This diversity makes the course popular with many students studying a wide range of different subjects.

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Government funding available

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· Requirements

You do not need to have studied the subject at GCSE due to the core nature of the subject within all schools. However, skills in independent study and effective time management are particularly important given the significant demands of the coursework components of the subject.

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AS/A Level Information Communications Technology (ICT)

Information & Communications Technology (ICT) is a very diverse area of study involving not only practical skills, but also a consideration of how ICT is used by others in a variety of different contexts, and consequently the considerable impact it has upon society as a whole. This diversity makes the course popular with many students studying a wide range of different subjects.
Qualifications
You do not need to have studied the subject at GCSE due to the core nature of the subject within all schools. However, skills in independent study and effective time management are particularly important given the significant demands of the coursework components of the subject.
Modules
AS Modules
  • Information Systems (AS)
  • Presenting Information (coursework unit) (AS)
A2 Modules
  • The Use and Impact of ICT (A2)
  • Relational Databases (coursework unit) (A2)
Study Visits / Fieldwork

Whilst this course is College-based, in your A2 studies you will be expected to work with an external business/ organisation to develop a relational database solution.
After the Course
As the course covers a wide range of topics from the technical to the sociological, and provides an opportunity to develop some very advanced practical skills in the use of industry standard software packages, it provides an excellent foundation for further study in a wide range of subjects including Information Systems, Business, Finance, Management, Engineering and Design.

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