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Why study this subject?

Studying ICT gives you the knowledge and understanding to use a variety of software packages which are commonly used in all lines of business, education, health, retail and industry. In addition you will gain an understanding of how the recent advances in technology, and the world of work and leisure affect us all.

By studying packages and their practical applications, you can ensure that you have a solid grounding to use any software package to a high level. Studying ICT also supports creativity and logical thinking within its modules, to help support your other option choices and includes project planning skills. Working in a small group offers excellent opportunity for discussion work, individual/group presentations and leading on school based ICT initiatives.

What can I do with ICT?

ICT is an integral part of everyday life and most occupations rely on Information Systems to function efficiently. ICT A-level can help you get accepted to study computer science, engineering, electrical engineering, business studies and surveying at University. In addition, there are a wide range of apprenticeships available in software, web & telecoms and creative digital media.

Which Examination Board?


Does the AS count towards the A Level or is it a standalone qualification?
The AS qualification does count towards the full A Level and is worth 40%.

How will you be assessed?

40% Coursework, 60% Examination – both at AS and A2.

What is the outline content over 2 years?

Year 12

  • Terms 1 and 2: 40% Coursework in Presenting Information. 60% Preparation for Information Systems Examination, including a 25% Spreadsheet Model.
  • Term 3: Examination, Coursework Preparation for A2.

Year 13

  • Term 1-3: 40% Coursework in Creating a Relational Database Solution. 60% Preparation for Use and Impact of ICT Examination.