ICT in the Sixth Form
In the Sixth Form pupils will have the option to study A Level ICT, building on their study of ICT in the Middle School. The A Level course offers a mix of theory and practical assessment considering areas such as presenting information in different forms, the way in which data is used, the impact of ICT on society and an in-depth study of the creation, use and management of relational database systems. Information Technology encompasses a wide variety of skills, preparing pupils for work in any industry. This modern, exciting course aims to improve a young person's knowledge of computers and how to use them confidently. They will develop advanced skills in web design, desk-top publishing, spreadsheets, video editing, and animation.
Pupils will gain increasing confidence in using a wide variety of industry standard software packages, enabling them to effectively communicate ideas and information through the use of a wide range of electronic media.
What do former students think about the course?
"This course offers you skills that will be useful in any job"
"Do lots of background reading"
"Get a basis understanding of how computers work before you begin"
"Be prepared for some challenging work"
"Persevere and you will find it enjoyable and challenging"
"Straight forward & interesting, it is very practical and I’m learning new skills"
"I have enjoyed the practical aspects of the course but the theory has been more demanding than I expected."
"A very enjoyable subject, will be useful in a later job."
"The theory is in greater detail than at GCSE."
"If you like IT and want to learn new skills this is a good opportunity."
"The course is quite challenging, but enjoyable."
"You are allowed to go at your own speed and are given the freedom to solve problems yourself, although help is there if you need it.
"This is a great course to study giving you skills for life that every employer will be asking for."
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