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This website contains all the resources for the Edexcel Applied ICT AS and A2 courses. 

AS Course

For AS you need to complete three units:-
  • Unit 1: The Information Age
  • Unit 2: The Digital Economy 
  • Unit 3: The Knowledge Worker
Unit 1 and Unit 2 will be assessed through portfolios of evidence in the form of websites created using Dreamweaver. Unit 3 is assessed via an external exam which you will take in January.

You will start with Unit 1 with Mrs Hay and Unit 3 with Mr Lawes and complete Unit 2 once you have taken your exam. 

Mark bands for AS ( As of January 2011 ) are as follows:-

Unit 1 and Unit 2 ( out of 60 )
  • A - 48
  • B - 42
  • C - 36
  • D - 30
  • E - 25
  • N - 20
  • U - <20
Unit 3 ( out of 90 )
  • A - 75
  • B - 68
  • C - 61
  • D - 54
  • E - 47
  • N - 40
  • U - <40
NB Mark boundaries change each year and all coursework marks are subject to external moderation. These grade boundaries therefore are only an indication of your likely grade.

A2 Course

For A2 you will complete the following units:-

  • Unit 7: Using Database Software
  • Unit 8: Managing ICT Projects
  • Unit 10: Using Multimedia Software
Unit 8 and 10 will be taught together as you will be project managing creating a multimedia product. You will submit a single e-portfolio covering both units. Unit 7 is assessed via an external exam which you will take in January.

You will cover unit 8 and 10 with Mrs Hay and and unit 7 with Mr Lawes

Mark bands for A2 ( As of January 2011 ) are as follows:-

Unit 7 ( out of 90 )
  • A - 76
  • B - 68
  • C - 60
  • D - 52
  • E - 45
  • N - 38
  • U - <38
Unit 8 ( out of 60 )
  • A - 46
  • B - 40
  • C - 34
  • D - 28
  • E - 23
  • N - 18
  • U - <18
Unit 10 ( out of 60 )
  • A - 47
  • B - 41
  • C - 35
  • D - 29
  • E - 24
  • N - 19
  • U - <19
NB Mark boundaries change each year and all coursework marks are subject to external moderation. These grade boundaries therefore are only an indication of your likely grade.


The full Edexcel specification is attached at the bottom of the page together with a student guide to the qualification.

Sources used:-



GCE Applied ICT for Edexcel ( AS Single Award ), John Morgan, Payne-Gallway Publishers Limited, 2006
Edexcel Information and Cummunication Technology for Edexcel Applied AS Level Single Award, Chris Guy & Sean O'Byrne, Hodder Murray, 2005
AS Level for Edxecel Applied ICT, K Mary Reid, Heinemann, 2005
Information and communication technology for Edexcel applied A2 level single award, Chris Guy and Sean O'Byrne, Hodder Murray 2006
Brilliant Flash Professuional CS5, Steve Johnson, Prentice Hall 2010
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Donna Hay,
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