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Following on from the AS course students will address the issues associated with the management of ICT and its use within organisations. Most noteably though is that this year provides students with the opportunity to complete a substantial Multimedia project involving the production of an ICT-related system over an extended period of time.
Unit 3: The Use of ICT in the Digital World
30% of A Level
This unit looks at the fast changing subject of ICT, including developments in technology and ICT system capabilities, and how this might affect the world that makes use of ICT.
The content is designed to address issues associated with the management of ICT and its use within organisations. The number of people involved in organisations could range from one or two to many thousands but each organisation will have the same ICT-related issues to consider on a scale appropriate to their own needs. Using examples from the modern world students explore such topics as the introduction and testing of ICT systems, the training and support needed for users of ICT systems, and the outside organisations which affect the way the organisation runs its ICT.
Unit 4: Coursework – Practical Issues Involved in the Use of ICT in the Digital World
20% of A Level
This unit provides students with the opportunity to complete a substantial project involving the production of an ICT-related system over an extended period of time. In so doing, students will enhance their transferable practical skills.
There is the scope for work to be tailored to the students’ interests and for a wide range of ICT-related systems to be created that have a level of complexity and demand appropriate to the second year of an A Level.