The full A Level is made up of four units. Two are taken in the first year and two in the second year (A2). The four units are:
Year 1 (AS)
Unit 1: Information, systems and applications
Unit 2: Structured ICT tasks
Year 2 (A2)
Unit 3: ICT systems, applications and implications
Unit 4: ICT project
For a four subject AS Level programme at ED6 you will need a minimum of five GCSEs at A* to C including English and maths, an A or B in ICT, or an IT qualification at an equivalent level is also desirable. To progress to A2 Level a minimum of grade D at AS Level is required.
Entry is subject to a successful interview and it is useful to bring a portfolio of work with you to the interview.
ICT is assessed by external tests in two units. Students build up a portfolio of assignments that are based around practical projects using different types of software. These structures tasks are internally assessed and externally moderated.
Examinations are taken in two units:
Unit 1: Information, systems and applications (2 hour exam)
Unit 3: ICT systems, applications and implications (2 hour exam)
This A Level gives students good software skills as a preparation for work or study in any area. ICT is a firm foundation for students wishing to study computing related subjects at university or seeking employment in an ICT related job.
ICT experience could enhance career opportunities regardless of your chosen profession as ICT is widely used in all aspects of Government, business, industry, education, leisure or charity.