Why study ICT? 

ICT provides a great foundation for studying ICT or a related area in Higher Education. It also provides students with a wealth of skills and knowledge for direct entry into apprenticeships and employment. 

Where can this course lead?

ICT can open up a broad range of pathways, including further studies in ICT or Computer Science, moving onto technical qualifications, apprenticeships in areas such as software development or cyber security.

What do students think? 

  • “It’s a challenging and rewarding course.” 
  • “The coursework gives you a way to look at the work and get real world experience at the same time.” 
  • “The website development coursework is really interesting.” 

Who could be teaching me?

  • Mrs Caroe has 9 years’ experience in teaching A Level ICT and has examined for OCR.
  • Mr Fletcher has 6 years’ experience in teaching A Level ICT and is a specialist in web development
  • Mr Moffatt was head of ICT & Learning Technologies here at Bishops’ before becoming Head of Sixth Form. He is an experienced ICT specialist who delivers the IT systems element of the course, and also has a Masters degree in teaching and learning.

Student Destinations

  • Sergei is currently studying Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University. 
  • Alicia is completing a degree level apprenticeship at Barclays Bank.
  • Cormac is currently completing a degree level apprenticeship with GCHQ at Cheltenham University.

Entry Requirements

Merit in Cambridge Nationals IT

or Grade 5 in Computing


Exam Board - Pearson


58% Exam

42% Coursework


42% Year 12

58% Year 13

Average Class Size

12 - 15