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Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

A-Level ICT (Cambridge Technical)

Examining Body: OCR Specification No: 


Entry Requirements:

B Grade GCSE ICT. (if studied)

Synopsis of Content:

The course has been designed in collaboration with experts across the whole IT sector. The course focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding required by today’s universities and employers. We believe the course will give our students the best access to further education and the world of work in a full range of specialities, from business and project management, through to website design and computer graphics and animation.

Provide you with an insight into the IT sector, the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale, as well as the important legal and security considerations. Unit 3 cyber security reflects an important development in the sector around information security. You will consider how data should be protected and how the IT sector should respond to emerging threats such as cyber terrorism.

Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources
Unit 1 Fundamentals of IT
Unit 2 Global information
Unit 3 Cyber security

One mandatory unit from one of four pathways - internally assessed coursework.

Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations

The qualification prepares you for the world of work in the 21st century as well as the prospect of study and some the country’s leading Russell Group universities.

IT Infrastructure Technician Typical job roles within this pathway include: IT technical support, database administrator, field technician, network technician, infrastructure technician, network planner or cloud technician. Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner Typical job roles within this pathway include; junior digital content developer, 3D graphics technician, virtual reality software technician, software developer, digital identity planners or digital content developer Application Developer Technician Typical job roles within this pathway include; web application developer, software engineer, mobile application developer, application developer or software analyst. Data Analyst. IT Infrastructure Technician pathway Typical job roles within this pathway include; data analyst, data quality analyst, Statistical data analyst, Big Data architect, Digital data analyst or Customer insight analyst.

Ms L Davda –Computer Science & IT Team Leader


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