What do I need to know or be able to do before taking his course?
You need to have a strong interest in computers and how they are used in a variety of different environments to solve a variety of problems. You will be confident in a wide range of software packages and the Internet. GCSE ICT would be a distinct advantage but not compulsory.
What will I learn on this course?
Unit 1 – Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World
Whilst studying this module you will gain practical experience of using a wide range of hardware, software and communication technologies to help you solve problems.
Unit 2 – Living in the Digital World
This module is designed to give you a wider picture of the use of ICT, so you understand the basic terms and concepts involved in the use and management of ICT.
Unit 3 – The use of ICT in the Digital World
This module looks at the fast changing subject of ICT, including developments in technology and ICT system capabilities, and how this might affect the world that makes use of ICT including use within organisations.
Unit 4 – Coursework: Practical issues involved in the use of ICT in the Digital World
In this module you will complete a project involving the production of an ICT-related system over an extended period of time and in so doing will enhance your practical ICT skills.
What kind of student is this course suitable for?
This course is suitable for those students who enjoy using computer software to solve problems. You will often look to use a computer over manual methods and already be proficient in a wide range of software and Internet technologies. You will be keen to learn how ICT is used in different environments and learn how to use new software and new features in software you are already confident.
How will my work be assessed?
- Unit 1 – Written Examination lasting 1 ½ hours
- Unit 2 – Written Examination lasting 1 ½ hours
- Unit 3 – Written Examination lasting 2 hours
- Unit 4 – Coursework
What skills can I develop by taking this course?
On this course you will learn a wide range of practical software and hardware skills. In addition to these, you will gain a number of skills transferable to other subjects including problem solving, working in teams and organisation and planning of work.
What could I go on to do at the end of this course?
After you have finished the A-Level in ICT you may choose to seek employment in one of the many computer and business related industries or you may choose to continue your studies at a Higher Education Institution in a range of IT related disciplines including Information Technology, Information and Business Management, Internet Technologies.