Information and Creative Technologies

Course content

Course introduction

This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE and is a one-year course. ICT is designed to be a practical course which will develop your skills in the use of a variety of different types of software found in most businesses. Each area of the course is taught in the context of developing solutions to practical business problems.

Level

2

Specific course entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through coursework which is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are two examinations for ICT.Examination one: The On-line World; the focus of this exam is the internet and networking. Examination Two: Technology Systems; the focus for this exam is how computers work using binary and hardware components.

Where will this course lead me?

This course will provide you with the opportunity for further progression to a suitable course in ICT at Level 3.

Studying ICT will also provide you with excellent skills and knowledge to help you gain employment.

Progression to Level 3 courses at college is dependent upon meeting the entry requirements for that course.

Student learning

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey