6th Form BTEC IT

Subject Title: Information Technology

Level : 3

BTEC or AS/ A2 levels: Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT – equivalent to 1 A level

Grade ranges: Distinction*, Distinction, Merit, Pass

Exam Board: OCR

Method of assessment: Continuous assessment and externals examinations

Length of course: 2 years

Information about the course to include units covered:
Fundamentals of Information Technology:
Communications and Employability Skills for IT
Computer Systems – how hardware and software work to create a computer system
Website Production
Developing Computer Games
e-Commerce and Information Technology
Computer Animation

Each unit is composed of several assignments that cover the assessment criteria of each unit. Students work with the teacher and independently to complete the work.

Students studying this course need to be well organised, good at working to deadlines and be interested in Information Technology – in particular how it is used in the workplace

Entry requirements: BTEC, Cambridge Nationals or GCSE in ICT

Possible exit routes: IT technician, help desk operator, Higher Apprenticeship, Degree in IT