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AS/A Level ICT Course

Exam board: WJEC
AS Level: 2530QS – A Level:  1530QS

In today’s world, where ICT is constantly changing, individuals will increasingly need technological and information literacy skills that include the ability to gather, process and manipulate data. These skills are now as essential as the traditional skills of numeracy and literacy. The impact of ICT on society is enormous and as the percentage of businesses and households connected to communication networks such as the Internet grows, so does the need for individuals who can master and manipulate these new technologies.

Are you looking for a career where IT skills will put you ahead? This course will give you a head start if you wish to work as an IT professional in areas like games design, cybersecurity and police forensics or in roles where IT skills are required, such as teaching, business and NHS administration and the creative areas such as film-making and photography.

We offer this course because it gives you experience in the areas where there is growth in career opportunities.

Entry Requirements

To study A Level ICT  you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 / C or above including English Language and Mathematics

 

 

Curriculum

This specification encourages candidates to become discerning users of ICT, developing a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding of ICT. This should form a basis for progression into further learning, including progression from AS to A2, and/or employment.

Specifically, it encourages candidates to develop:

  •  the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically;
  • the skills to work collaboratively;
  • the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems;
  • an understanding of the consequences of using ICT on individuals, organisations
    and society and of social, legal, ethical and other considerations on the use of ICT;
  •  an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential
    impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society

The specification content is presented under the unit titles of:

  • 4.1 Unit IT1 Information Systems (AS)
  • 4.2 Unit IT2 Presenting Information (AS)
  • 4.3 Unit IT3 Use and Impact of ICT (A2)
  • 4.4 Unit IT4 Relational Databases (A2)

AS Level

A2 Level

This specification is divided into a total of 4 units, 2 AS units and 2 A2 units. Weightings noted
below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification

The first two sub-sections form the AS subject content. The two units are examined by a written paper (IT1) and internally assessed task (IT2). However, the holistic nature of Information and Communication Technology means that AS candidates are likely to address aspects listed under the content of the remaining (A2) units during the internally assessed task.

The last two sub-sections form the A2 content. These two units are examined by a written paper (IT3) and an internally assessed project (IT4)

AS Level

A2 Level

Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.

We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor.  The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.

To find out more about exam access arrangements  click here

Study Options

You can choose from the following study options:

  • Online classes only
  • Blended learning – Classes at the campus and online
  • Distance learning course

 

FAQs

We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and 
interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual.

As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.


Straight away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol, you can begin your course at any time. Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.

You’ll sit the same A level exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

You’re a level course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.


Yes! You can, if you are looking to improve your grade in your GCSEs, whilst studying A levels with us!


You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.


Students normally study 4 AS subject in Year 12 and continue with the 3 subjects of their course in Year 2 to complete the A level.


If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.
How will I be supported?

  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have mentioned in your enrolment.


A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

You have the option to join Year 13 and repeat the year and complete your course in one year.


We offer A levels – part time in the evenings to adult learners.

You have 2 options – Online live classes in the evening, Online Distance learning course.

You will have full tutor support in both options.


We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades. 
We also help you prepare for you interviews.


We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.


Yes of course! You can come in to our office and speak to our course advisors.
You can also book a Video call with us, email admin@swanseacollege.com to arrange.


Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. 
If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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