A Level ICT
AQA (AS: 1520, A2: 2520)
Who should study ICT?
ICT is a course designed for students interested in developing awareness of existing and emerging technologies, understanding how ICT can be used in society and organisations and how it can provide quality ICT-based solutions to a range of problems.
At AS level there are two complementary units that are concerned with applying ICT to solve problems and using ICT in the world today. Candidates will have the opportunity to use a wide range of software and hardware to solve problems.
Unit 1 Practical Problem Solving in the Digital World – assessed by coursework and a written examination (50%)
Unit 2 Living in the Digital World – assessed by a written examination (50%)
At A2 level students will study the concepts associated with the use of ICT in the 21st century. There are two additional units which consist of:
Unit 3 The Use of ICT in the Digital World – assessed by a written examination (60%)
Unit 4 Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World – assessed by coursework (40%)
Where it leads
ICT compliments any A-level combination and provides students with transferable and very marketable skills. It can lead to a range of careers including Systems Analyst, Systems Programmes, Software Consultancy, Project Management and e-commerce.