This modular course is designed to extend the student’s understanding of the effects and limitations of ICT and to understand the new opportunities it can create. The course is suitable for students who wish to follow a career path in the ICT profession. Some aspects of practical applications of software and hardware are included. The course will be of interest to those who enjoy working on project management and developing their practical skills. In general, students studying this course will have an interest in problem solving. The units covered are: Year 1 - Practical Problem solving in the Digital World, Living in the Digital World. Year 2 - The use of ICT in then Digital World, Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World (coursework unit).
A subject that links particularly well with this course is Business Studies. Prior study is not required, but students who have passed this subject at level 2 have an advantage. To be successful on this course, students should feel relatively confident in their ability to use a suite of software.
Students who are successful at AS level may wish to complete an additional year to achieve the A level qualification. This will provide a good basis for studying the IT related subjects at a higher level. As part of a wider programme the course provides an excellent basis for progression to a wide range of university courses.The study of IT will support a career in a wide range of areas. Studying ICT alongside Business Studies would be a strong combination for any career in business.