What will you study

Developing principles required to solve problems using ICT
The characteristics of data and information
The use of ICT for a range of purposes
The social and ethical effects of ICT
Emerging technologies
Systematic development of high quality ICT solutions
The consequences of using ICT for individuals and society

Students will complete six units of coursework based in a vocational context. Students will gain practical experience from work experience. In addition, students will gain insight into the working environment through local visits to organizations and guest speakers. Students will have the opportunity to have a taster into Sign Language


Who is the course for?

Provides a suitable foundation for the study of ICT or a related area through a range of higher education/vocational courses (e.g. ICT, Computing, Software Engineering) or direct entry into employment.
In addition, the specification provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for candidates who do not progress to further study in this subject. This subject combines well with other subjects.

Entry requirements

Candidates ideally should have high grade passes (B grade) at GCSE or Merit or Distinction at OCR National Level.

How you will be assessed

At AS Level assessment is via a written examination:
IT1 Information Systems (30%)
Practical Task – IT2 Presenting Information (20%)

At Advanced Level Examination:
IT3 Use and Impact of ICT (30%)
Plus a Delational Database Assignment (20%)


Progression routes

Higher Education
Vocational routes
Direct employment