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Why choose information technology A level and what is covered in a typical syllabus? The experts at The Profs take a closer look.

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Why choose A level information technology?

If you are keen to become a skilled user of computers or to pursue a career in this area, then an information technology A level could be your ideal next step. You’ll gain a wide range of different skills and knowledge in the development and use of information technology systems.

During the course of your studies, you’ll typically discover how computers and computer networks are used in various types of organisation. You will learn how the use of technology changes and affects the modern workplace. You will also gain at least some exposure to the fundamentals of programming and cover topics such as the overall impact of computers on society.

You will learn about relational databases and how to manage and analyse data to inform your work and solve problems. You’ll learn how to use technology to help you to communicate and present your ideas effectively. You will develop strong problem-solving skills, supported by a range of technologies and techniques.

Information technology A level offers a fascinating insight into a wide variety of technologies and skills, from spreadsheet and database use, through to multimedia editing and project management. You will learn about new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), how they are used and their real-world impact on people business and society.

What skills do I need for A level information technology?

Minimum grades of C in GCSE maths and English are recommended for anyone planning to study A level information technology. There are mathematical elements to the course and a strong focus on communication. Students with a creative mindset will enjoy learning how to develop their ideas using technology, so if you enjoyed art or music at GCSE and want to use technology to take those subjects further, A level information technology could be a good choice.

There is usually no requirement to have previously studied information technology at GCSE, although this may prove to be helpful in providing a head-start at A level.

How is the work assessed for A level information technology?

A Level information technology is generally assessed through a combination of written exam papers, practical assignments, presentations, performance, and coursework.

Where does A level information technology lead?

Good results in A level information technology can open the door to an almost unlimited range of options for further study. You could undertake a degree in IT and information systems or computer science at university, or you could branch out into economics or business studies. You may choose to use your information technology A level to support your creative career development. Computers and specialist software are used in graphic design, music, fashion, film and architecture, to name but a few creative degree courses your skills could support.

Ultimately, your career choices are incredibly varied with a good information technology qualification. Computers are used in almost every workplace and skilled users are required in every kind of business. Your information technology qualification could lead you into a career as a website developer, an information systems manager, or data scientist.

You could use your skills to work as an animator or graphic designer, a project manager, a music producer, or a business analyst. Almost every career path will benefit from IT skills. A level information technology is a truly versatile and multi-purpose qualification.

If information technology is something that you’d like to study at A level, but you lack confidence or could benefit from some support, The Profs are here to help. We can provide you with mentoring support from an information technology specialist, who will help you to achieve your goals at A level and beyond.

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