“Ok Google. Let’s plan my future”
This A Level specification brings the study of ICT up to date for the 21st century. It is for students who wish to progress to higher education or to the world of work.
Candidates can develop an understanding of how ICT can be used in society and organisations and the implications of its use. Among the many benefits, this new specification is designed to encourage candidates to:
- work co-operatively and manage projects
- develop personal learning and thinking skills
- provide quality ICT-based solutions to a range of problems
- develop an awareness of developments in technology.
At AS, there are 2 complementary units concerned with applying ICT to solve problems and the study of the opportunities for and effects of using ICT in the world today.
Candidates have the opportunity to put into practice a wide range of software and hardware to create solutions to solve problems:
INFO1: Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World
INFO2: Living in the Digital World.”
At A2, students study the concepts associated with the use of ICT in the 21st century. They also have opportunities for acquiring skills needed in the IT profession such as co-operative working and project management.
These practical skills can be developed in areas of ICT that are of interest to them. Students can also use these newly acquired skills as a springboard into other qualifications and working environments:
INFO3: The Use of ICT in the Digital World.
INFO4: Coursework: Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World.
B in GCSE ICT Merit in BTEC ICT/iMedia
What type of student is this course suitable for?
This qualification is for learners 16 years old or over who prefer to study IT in a context that allows them to learn and be assessed in ways that are practical and relevant to the IT sector.
Where could this course take you?
Learners could progress onto degree level to study IT, computer science, animation or media based subjects. They could also progress onto a Level 4 apprenticeship such as Network Engineer or Software Developer or into employment in the IT sector in areas such as technical support, digital technologies, application development or data analysis.