Can I choose both computing and ICT

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Tom186
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I'm just starting to choose my options but I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to choose both ICT and Computing at the same time. Also is ICT playing around with breadboards and that kind of thing with the hardware or is that Computing.
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I would check with your school as to whether you can take both, my guess would be that you can only pick one (based on the fact that at my college we were only allowed to choose A Level ICT OR A Level Computing, not both), however I could be wrong.

Computing focuses on how computers actually work, programming, hardware, software and so on. ICT on the other hand focuses on how computers are used, and their applications, including networks, databases and spreadsheets etc, with a broader look at hardware and software and their uses, for example word processing.
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Thanks! Really helps
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It would probably be only one that you would take, but I would check with your college.

I currently do computer science GCSE, and it is very much focused on hardware and coding programs and computers rather than the uses of them. There are a couple of modules in our OCR specification about computer security and the ethics of programs, but otherwise it is very much about e.g. creating applications rather than using them.

It might be slightly different if you are referring to A-Levels and not GCSE options though. Hopefully this helps! :yeah:
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