Grammar School

ICT A LEVEL

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

Examination Board: AQA

Course Tutors: Mrs P Higgs

AS Level

Course Outline: This course allows students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the development of ICT systems and to understand the basic terms and concepts involved in the study of the subject.  Students look at the fast changing role of ICT including developments in technology and ICT systems capabilities, and how this might affect the world that makes use of ICT. A substantial piece of coursework involving the production of an ICT related system must also be undertaken.

Teaching and Learning Styles:  Learning will be practical using a wide variety of software to learn how to solve problems.  Students need to be competent and confident in the use of generic applications.  There will also be teacher led lessons, group work and individual research.  Students will be expected to deliver research findings to the rest of the group using presentation techniques.  

AS Level

Units:

 

1   Practical Problems Solving in the Digital World

 

2   Living in the Digital World

Assessment:

 

1   1½ hours written paper (AS 50%, A2 25%)

 

2   1½ hours written paper (AS 50%, A2 25%)

A2 Level

Units:

3 The Use of ICT in the Digital World

 

4 Coursework: Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World

Assessment

3 2 hour written paper (A2 30%)

4   Coursework project – it will require candidates to identify and research a realistic problem and develop an information system to solve it plus a written report including evaluation of the system (A2  20%)







 

 

 

 

 

 

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