A/L ICT Syllabus

G.C.E. (A/L) ICT SyllabusG.C.E. (A/L) ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Syllabus - English
A/L ICT University Admission Circular

A/L ICT Course Out Line

Module 1 : Basic Concepts of  ICT

Explores the basic concepts of ICT together with its role and
applicability in today’s knowledge based society
Module 1 : Basic Concepts of ICT lecture note  

Module 2 : Evolution of Computers
Explores the evolution of computers so as to be able to describe and compare the performance of a modern computer.

Module 3 : Data Representation in Computers 
Investigates how data are represented in computers and exploits them in arithmetic and logic operations.

Module 4:
Digital Logic Circuits

Uses Logic Gates to design basic Digital Circuits and Devices in Computers.

Module 5 :
Memory Management
Uses Memory Management to improve performance of a Computer.

Module 6 : Operating Systems
Uses Operating Systems to manage the overall functionality of computers.

Module 7 Programming with python
Uses Programming Languages to program computers to solve problems.
Module 7: Flow harts Lecture Note

Module 8 : Data Communications & Networks
Explores the use of Data Communication & Computer Network Technologies for effective communication of data & voice and resource sharing.

Module 9 : Database Management Systems
Designs and develops database systems to manage data efficiently and effectively.

Module 10 : Web & Multimedia
Develops websites incorporating multi- media technologies.
A/L ICT Basic HTML Revision Note

Module 11 : Systems Analysis & DesignExplores the systems concept and uses Structured System Analysis and design Methodology (SSADM) in developing Information Systems.

Module 12 : ICT in Business
Explores applicability of ICT to today’s business organizations and the Competitive marketplace

Module 13 : Future Trends in ICT
Explores new trends and future directions of ICT

Module 14 : A/L ICT Project
Designs and Implements a simple Information System as the Project.


 Why A.L ICT ?

The current Sri Lankan Secondary Education System has been substantially exposed to ICT through various programs including CAL, ICT for GCE (O/L) and GIT at grade 12.

Consequently, students have shown a growing interest in ICT education and some have, in fact, performed excellently at international competitions in ICT, proving their high level of competence.

At present there is no main subject area under ICT for GCE (A/L).  Therefore, GCE (O/L) qualified students, interested in developing their career path in ICT, are deprived of the opportunity of learning it at the GCE (A/L). Introducing ICT as a subject for A/L would set a national standard in ICT education at school level and provide the path to higher education at tertiary level.

Furthermore, students who fail to earn a placement in a university would be in possession of a substantial foundation to build up their academic and professional careers.
Source (NIE)