Information, Communication Technology I.C.T. Teaching Style: Throughout both the AS and A2 course you will cover the syllabus using a number of activities: A - Level • Practical ICT skills • Lesson notes and handouts - to explain the theory covered. • Textbook - to support the work covered in lesson. • Past Papers - to learn exam technique needed to meet your target grades • Internet - the school website has an ICT section, where you will find slideshows from lessons, revision guidance and links to useful sites such as revision sites, ICT news sections and revision podcasts. What could I do next? ICT is offered by universities either as a subject in its own right or in combination with a wide range of subjects, for example: IT & Psychology; IT & Business; I.C.T. affects the IT & Multimedia. way we work & live The advanced skills you will develop will also be valuable in gaining many types of employment. What is I.C.T? Why choose I.C.T? There is no specific requirement for prior learning, If you are interested in the ever-changing world of the IT although many students will have already gained a industry, then this course can develop your skills to seek knowledge and understanding of ICT through a variety of work in a wide range of careers. GCSE studies. Studying ICT at The Ashcombe, you will use a range of A Level ICT encourages students to acquire a range of software applications and study a variety of topics. Our important and transferable skills: course will develop your practical computer skills, as well as • The capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, an understanding of how ICT is used in industry and analytically, logically and critically; commerce. • The skills to work collaboratively; • The ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding Few occupations or workplaces do not make use of of ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems; Information and Communication Technology today and most • An understanding of the consequences of using ICT on are likely to change further as ICT becomes more individuals, organisations and society and of social, legal, pervasive. The old saying ‘Time is Money’ has been replaced ethical and other considerations on the use of ICT; by ‘Information is Money’. Growth in the various information and communication industries will continue, • An awareness of emerging technologies and an giving many opportunities directly and indirectly to your appreciation of the potential impact these may have on generation. individuals, organisations and society. You will benefit from better understanding of how What is the difference between ICT and Computing? information can be gathered, stored, controlled, The practical element of the ICT course involves the use of communicated and manipulated by the use of Technology. application software such as spreadsheets and databases whereas Computing involves the use of programming languages I.C.T. is ideal for students such as Visual Basic and Prolog. ICT theory covers the applications of ICT and its effect on society. Computing interested in technology theory covers the way computers and programs work. ICT provides more of a users perspective to technology, whilst without taking the lid off! Computing is approached from a developers perspective.
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