Examination board: OCR
Course Code: H115/H515
The vocational focus of this qualification encourages learners to develop an understanding of how ICT is used in the real world. To be a successful student in Applied ICT, It is important that you are interested in the practical aspects of ICTand their importance in a modern day society. If you are computer literate then you will have the necessary skills to undertake this course.
The aims of this course in Applied ICT is to encourage candidates to:
In addition, the aims of the Advanced GCE specification in Applied ICT are to encourage learners to:
Students should have 5 good GCSEs including English at B grade or higher, enthusiasm for the subject and the commitment necessary to undertake a high volume of written and practical portfolio work.
Prior study of the subject at GCSE level may be of benefit but it is not essential.
GCE Applied ICT is a two-year course and is split into AS Level and A2 Level.
For the Advanced GCE four units will be assessed internally, through teacher assessed portfolios, Two units are assessed externally with the assessment set and marked by OCR and the other unit will be assessed externally with the assessment set by OCR, marked by the teacher and moderated by OCR. These six units are equally sized and equally weighted.
Areas of study include:
The OCR Advanced GCE in Applied ICT is enables learners to achieve the following for UCAS points (A-120, B-100, C-80, D-60], AS levels are worth half the A2 UCAS points. If you complete it successfully you could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management.
You could also go on to work based training such as IT User/Practitioner NVQs or vendor-specific qualifications.
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Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
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