A Level (Equivalent) Information & Communication Technology (ICT)


Introduction to this course

If you take ICT as part of your A Level study programme will introduce you to the fundamentals of ICT, providing a foundation from which to extend your knowledge of this rapidly evolving area. Through practical, hands-on work and theory you will learn about the principles of problem solving using ICT, the range of applications and the effects of their use so you can apply this understanding when developing ICT solutions to problems.



How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here



Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs at grade A* to C, including English, maths and Science. Previous study of IT is required.



Duration of this course

The AS Level is a one year course. The full A Level is a two year course. Enrolment is only in September.



Career Prospects

Studying ICT can lead to a wide range of technology and data analysis professions, such as system design. ICT is a key skill in all fields of Business and can lead to a wide range of technology and data analysis professions such as System Design.  ICT is also a key skill in all fields of Business.



How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via a combination of coursework assessment (40%) and a written examination (60%). There is one written exam and one item of coursework.



Course content/units

Mandatory Units


The course consists following two modules:


  • Unit G061: Information, Systems and Applications
  • Unit G062: Structured ICT Tasks

  • You will spend about 4.25 hours per week, split equally between theoretical and practical work. You should plan to spend about this amount of time again on the subject away from the class if you are to achieve a good level of performance overall.



    Expenses for this course

    You will need a 1GB USB memory stick.