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Digital Technology A Level

Level 3
A Level
Two years
Telephone: 01792 890700 (Gorseinon)


Throughout this course, you'll explore the fascinating history and cutting-edge advancements in digital technologies. Discover how these technologies shape our lives and society. Gain hands-on skills in game development and creating innovative web-based and multimedia content.  You'll also learn about the legal, social, ethical, professional, and environmental impacts of digital technologies. Get ready to unlock your potential and become a problem-solving expert, finding effective solutions to real-world challenges faced by organisations.  

By the end of the course, you'll have a solid understanding of the systems development life cycle and its iterative nature. Whether you dream of a digital technology career or want to further your education in this field, this course will lay the foundation for your success. 

Key information

  • A minimum of seven GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English Language

The course is split equally between on-screen exams and practical tasks.

Year 1 AS (40% of A Level) 

  • On screen exam: Innovation in digital technology 
  • Creative digital practices task: Project creating a game using GameMaker Studio 

Both units are worth 50% of the AS level and 20% of the full A level. 

Year 2 A Level (60% of A Level) 

  • On screen exam: Connected systems 
  • Digital solutions task: Project making a Transactional website 

Both units are worth 50% of the A2 level and 30% of the full A level. 

Achieving an A Level in Digital Technology opens up a world of exciting progression opportunities. If you’re looking to further your education, there are many universities that offer relevant degree programs such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Digital Media, or Information Technology.  

 Alternatively, you may wish to pursue an Appreniticeship in areas like software development, digital marketing, or IT consultancy. These will allow you to gain practical experience while earning a wage, combining on-the-job training with academic study.   

Furthermore, you many wish to enter the workforce, using your A Level qualification to secure entry-level positions in various industries, such as web development, digital marketing, or data analysis. The dynamic field of digital technology presents a wide range of promising pathways for career advancement and personal growth.