Subject: Vocational Award In ICT

Head of Department: Miss R Haydock

Qualification: GCSE

Examination Board: WJEC

Course Content: 

Are you passionate about technology? Do you like solving problems? Are you curious about all things digital, and want to learn some fantastic new skills?If so, it’s time to uncover your potential – find out more about this exciting qualification today!


What will I study?

The qualification is made up of 2 units:

Unit 1: ICT in Society
You Will:

Explore the wide range of uses of hardware, application and specialist software in society

Investigate how information technology is used in a range of contexts, including business and organisations, education and homes.


Unit 2: ICT in Context
How you will be assessed:

Gain a working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, automated documents and images

Learn to apply your knowledge and understanding to solve problems in vocational settings

How you will be assessed:

You will be assessed through a mixture of exams and controlled assessments.

Unit 1 will be assessed through an exam which is worth 40% of your qualification. The exam will last 1 hour and 20 minutes, it will be made up of short and extended response questions.

Unit 2 will be assessed with project work (no exam) which is worth 60% of your qualification. As part of this assessment, you will be given a scenario and will need to undertake a number of tasks.

Additional information:

You will develop a number of skills which are attractive to employer, colleges and universities including:


Coping with rapid changes in technology Critical thinking

Designing, programming, testing and evaluating software systems

Learning independently

Numeracy and data handling

Problem solving


Taking on responsibility

Time management

Job ideas:

The ICT industry offers a wide range of exciting opportunities which include:

Data analyst

Digital content producer Systems engineer

Web marketing manager

For further information see:  Miss R Haydock


Contact the Prestatyn High School Options Team

Mr A Hall
Assistant Head Teacher

Prestatyn High School
Princes Avenue Prestatyn
LL19 8RS

01745 852312

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