Duration: 2 Years, AS in Year 1, leading to A2 in Year 2.
Full-time or part-time.
N.B: Daytime programmes of study are available on a full-time basis, or part-time for those in receipt of DSS benefits and needing to satisfy the conditions of availability for work.
What does it include?
>Unit 1: Information - Nature, Role and Context
>Unit 2: Information - Management and Manipulation
>Unit 3: The use of generic application software for problem solving (practical coursework)
Assessment for AS:
This is a modular course. At the end of year one the first 3 units will be assessed. Units 1 and 2 will be based on two externally examined written papers - worth 30% each, and Unit 3 is the coursework assessment, which is worth 40%.
>Unit 4: Information Systems within Organisations
>Unit 5: Information - Policy, Strategy and Systems
>Unit 6: The use of Information Systems for problem solving (practical coursework)
Assessment for A2:
This incorporates the A/S level assessments from year 1. Units 1 and 2 are worth 15% of the final A level mark each and Unit 3 is worth 20%. At the end of the second year, Units 4 and 5 are externally examined written papers - worth 15% each and Unit 6 is the final coursework project, worth 20% of the total A level.
What else can I study?
The only restriction, apart from timetable considerations, is that the student cannot be entered for GCSE Computing whilst studying this course. The AS level is normally studied as part of a course of AS/A2 level subjects. However AS ICT could also be studied in conjunction with a GNVQ programme depending on timetabling considerations.