Applied ICT

Specific Entry Requirements GCSE ICT Grade C or equivalent (if studied)

Why study Applied ICT? Studying Applied ICT will give you an insight into how technology is used within business and other professions.  It provides a practical based learning programme, using a range of industry standard software.  The aim is that you will become an effective, discerning ICT user and that you will extend your knowledge and skills in the use of information and computers.

What will I study?


Research ICT and its impact on the way people live their lives and then write an eBook.

  • Investigate how transactional websites are designed.
  • Learn practical skills to create a database.
  • Develop problem solving skills using spreadsheet models.


  • Practical project to create a multimedia product.
  • Develop technical skills to design, implement and test databases.

How will I be assessed?

AS - Three units with equal marks awarded

  • 2 coursework units, 33% each
  • 1 exam unit, 2 ½ hours, 33%

A2 - Three units with equal marks awarded

  • Practical coursework unit 33%
  • Project unit 33%
  • 1 exam, 10 hours, timed assessment over 3 weeks, 33%

Where next? ICT A level offers a wide range of employment and higher education possibilities in areas such as

  • system analysis
  • information system management
  • multimedia
  • virtual reality
  • computer animation
  • interactive computer entertainment
  • computing

SSC Experiences We have excellent links with Manchester University, Edge Hill and UCLAN, you will be able to visit these Universities and have the opportunity to participate in workshops based on computer science or animation.

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