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Computing - KS5 - AS/ A Level ICT syllabus

Computing - KS5 - AS/ A Level ICT syllabus

Information Communication Technology

Level & Exam Board: A Level - OCR
Content:  G061 Information, Systems and Applications - Exam

  • Topics covered in this unit include:
  • Data, information, knowledge and processing
  • Software and hardware components of an information system
  • Characteristics of standard applications software and application areas
  • Spreadsheet concepts
  • Relational database concepts
  • Applications software used for presentation and communication of data

The role and impact of ICT – legal, oral and social issues

G062 Structured ICT Tasks - Coursework

This unit gives the learners the opportunity to explore:

  • Design
  • Software development
  • Testing
  • Documentation

G063 ICT Systems, Applications and Implications - Exam

Topics covered in this unit include:

  • The systems cycle
  • Designing computer-based information systems
  • Networks and communication
  • Applications of ICT
  • Implementing computer-based information systems
  • Implications of ICT

G064 ICT Project - Coursework

Here learners explore:

  • Definition, investigation and analysis
  • Design
  • Software development
  • Documentation
  • Evaluation


  • Assessment: 2 x 2hr exams (each worth 30%) Focus on Business ICT content
  • Coursework  40% as the best method of assessing practical skills – this means candidates gain communication and presentation skills that can be transferred into the business world. 

Transferable Skills:

Focus is on the practical applications of ICT, which gives learners the skills they’ll need to enter today’s business world.

ICT there are good progression routes to higher and further education. Ideal foundation for learners who want to pursue ICT at degree level or as a career.
Entry requirements: GCSE ICT or GCSE Computing Grade C or higher

Contact: CTL Ms N Artemis - email: nicole.artemis@haverstock.camden.sch.uk