I guess some A2 topics taught me a bit about industry (e.g.
disaster recovery management etc) and nothing impresses the ladies more than recalling the eight principles of the Data Protection Act :p What I dislike about studying this subject: I finished the old course last year, and our AS and A2 courseworks were HUGE (I wrote 1000 pages combined) - new courses are less heavy. In a 'tear my skin off and boil me in a vat of oil' way. Username: multiplexing-gamer What I like about studying this subject: Its pretty easy.
In the first theme, ‘The use of ICT in the digital world’, you’ll cover technology developments, how to manage ICT projects, and the use of ICT solutions within organisations. Coursework is the only real burden - but that has a very long deadline. Coursework requires a real client; you will have to find somebody with a real need for an ICT solution - often done outside of lesson time.
In the second theme, ‘Practical issues’, you’ll get hands-on experience by conceiving, designing and implementing a real ICT-related system. You will have to interview this person, visit the organisation, perform document analysis and various other analytic tasks.😡😡😡vb The new AQA Spec is as follows: AS 50% INFO1 exam (For this exam - you take in a piece of coursework you prepared in class) 50% INFO2 exam A2 60% INFO3 exam (Preliminary Material provided) 40% INFO4 coursework (Thats 40% internally marked - externally moderated coursework) The total qualification is marked out of 400 UMS.(200 AS, 200 A2) INFO1 and INFO2 are both 90 minute exams, INFO3 is a 120 minute exam.WJEC AS AS IT1 - Exam - To succeed on this exam board you MUST follow the mark scheme, stay away from ALOT of resources and stick to memorising the mark schemes to exam papers as many of the answers lie there.This is worth 60 % of A2,the remaining 40% (of A2) is coursework called 'ICT Project' The total qualification is marked out of 400 UMS.(200 AS, 200 A2) The coursework unit (INFO4) provides students with the opportunity to complete a substantial project involving the production of an ICT-related system over an extended period of time.In the first year you’ll study two ‘big picture’ themes.First there’s ‘Practical problem solving’, which introduces you to the various hardware and software technologies used in ICT, and how you can apply them to different applications in real life.From 2020, we are changing our policy on the resubmission of moderated coursework.You will no longer be able to resubmit moderated coursework for a future series.(Worth 60%) IT2 - Coursework - Very long piece of coursework overall, about 70 pages.Very easy to follow and can be all done in class time.