GCE A-level Information and communication technology
This specification encourages candidates to become discerning users of ICT, developing a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding of ICT. This should form a basis for progression into further learning and employment.
It encourages candidates to develop:
- the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically; the skills to work collaboratively;
- the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems;
- an understanding of the consequences of using ICT on individuals, organisations and society and of social, legal, ethical and other considerations on the use of ICT;
- an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society.