Subjects > Information technology

Key Stage 4

Core ICT

(This will lead to a Level 2 National First Certificate in ICT which is the equivalent of 3GCSEs A*-C)

ICT is a core subject and it is essential for students to have the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills in this subject to cope with a rapidly changing employment scene where the ability to use ICT is crucial for their future prospects within further education and work. The course focuses on the ICT skills needed for business and also on creative aspects of multimedia design. Because the course is assessed solely through coursework portfolios, it teaches students important skills of time management and taking responsibility for their own learning. Students at The Maelor School have an impressive track record of achievement in ICT which gives them a solid base for future success.

Having studied Core ICT, students can continue to take ICT at level 3 in the 6th form or they could study computing at ‘A’ level. The skills they will acquire in Core ICT will give an excellent preparation for any ICT work they are required to do in other subjects now and in the future.