Information and Communication Technology

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Course introduction

This is a practical and challenging 2 year course of study equivalent to one A level.
Stuart Hazelden
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Stuart Hazelden
ICT 1 A level equivalent




The course is for learners who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study. 

Specific course entry requirements

College entry. You do not need to have studied Computer Science at GCSE or BTEC Information and Communication Technology. However, if you have studied these courses we would expect you to have obtained at least a grade 4 or Merit (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a mixture of exams, set tasks and course work. The information Technology Systems (unit 1) is a written exam, Creating Systems to Manage Information is a supervised assessment. The remaining units are assessed internally through coursework. 

What will I study?

Topics that are studied include, Information Technology systems, Creating Systems to Manage Information, Using Social Media in Business and Data Modelling. 

Where will this course lead me?

When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including BTEC Higher Nationals or A Levels in complementary or contrasting subjects, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an information technology or a degree where information technology related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.

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Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

Click here for our first release of course materials

Bridging materials

For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12


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