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    What's the difference between applied IT and just IT? Are they both respected as much as each other?
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    To be honest, I don't think ICT is very well-respected anyway, so it probably doesn't matter which one you do. I did AVCE when I was doing my GCSEs and the coursework is an absolute killer- there's just so much of it! Having said that, I was doing it in one lesson a week with next to no help from my teacher, but as long as you stick to the deadlines, you'll be fine. You get a checklist for each unit telling you what to include, so you're basically told exactly what to do to get each grade. The exams aren't difficult either; I managed to get low Cs in both having done no theory lessons, since they're pretty much common sense.
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    ICT is A level id definately more respected than AVCE but ICT is one of the least respected A levels and one of the most respected AVCEs... basically A level is a lot more theory based whereas AVCE is more about the practical side of things - but there is obviously some crossover.
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    Applied ICT is basically AVCE ICT. They are changing the name from 'AVCE' to 'Applied' to bring in line with the other GCE A-levels. Basically, the Applied ICT course is still vocational.

    If you don't like much course coursework, I would recommend you to take the single award (worth 1 A-level) instead of double award (worth 2 A-levels). In the second half of the Applied ICT course, you get to choose 3 or 6 units depending on which award you are taking.

    I did it and find it quite fun! I would recommend the Applied ICT one though.

    Not sure which exam board you are doing, but I gathered some links, so you would know what is Applied ICT is all about:

    AQA - http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/pdf/AQA-8...59-W-SP-06.pdf
    OCR - http://www.ocr.org.uk/OCR/WebSite/Da..._Level1547.pdf
    Edexcel - http://www.edexcel.org.uk/VirtualCon...__9751_52_.pdf
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    Thanks everyone. I think I'll just stick with normal IT and not the AVCE because I don't really like coursework. It's a shame it's one of the least respected A levels, because it's like my favourite subject and have always been good and would probaly wanna do it in the future. Not fair! :mad:
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    (Original post by gemgems89)
    Thanks everyone. I think I'll just stick with normal IT and not the AVCE because I don't really like coursework. It's a shame it's one of the least respected A levels, because it's like my favourite subject and have always been good and would probaly wanna do it in the future. Not fair! :mad:
    The coursework is quite managable for the Applied ICT course. Most of the coursework is due in June, so you have plenty of time to do it. O well, it's up to you to choose anyway. My friends took the normal ICT course and find it good too, so it's not bad.

    If you need help, you could ask me though. Although I don't do the normal ICT, you could still ask me for help on the coursework stuff. I kind of know some theory for the normal ICT course too, as I did Computing and some stuff is similar to the ICT course you are taking.

    Not sure which exam board you are following for ICT, but I posted the specifications for you to look at:

    AQA - http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/pdf/AQA-5...21-W-SP-06.pdf
    http://www.aqa.org.uk/qual/gceasa/inf_assess.html (past papers)

    OCR - http://www.ocr.org.uk/OCR/WebSite/Da...24nGwryGJc.pdf

    Eexcel - http://www.edexcel.org.uk/VirtualContent/68788.pdf

    If you get a good grade in it, universities will still like it.
 
 
 

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