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ICT GCSE Level 1/2

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCSE or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This is a new course with a heavy practical focus which is fully assessed by coursework. There are 4 levels to this qualification. For each level, 2 coursework modules must be completed to Pass, Merit or Distinction level. It is expected that all students will complete the first level in one year; some students may complete the second level in that time. The modules which will be studied include: Unit 1 – ICT skills for business, Unit 20 – Animation. Equivalent to 1 GCSE. Unit 21 – Computer Graphics, Unit 2 – Websites. Equivalent to 2 GCSEs. Unit 7 – Databases, Unit 22 – Sound. Equivalent to 3 GCSEs. Unit 6 – Spreadsheets, Unit 23 – Video. Equivalent to 4 GCSEs

Entry requirements

None.1 year for all year 9s. Students will start at Unit 1 if new to the school. 1 year for all year 10s who choose ICT as an option

Your next steps...

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in ICT or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification.With further training, you could go into a job related to ICT such as a Web Designer, IT Technician or Software Programmer.You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.


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