6th form IBCP IT in a Global Society

Information Technology in a Global Society

BTEC or AS/ A2 levels: AS

Grade ranges: Level 1-7

Exam Board: IBCP

Method of assessment: Controlled assessment: 30%
Final examination: 70%

Length of course: 2 years

Information about the course to include units covered:

The course covers the following units, which are then assessed through a combination of the controlled assessment and final examinations;

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN

  • Business and employment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Home and leisure
  • Politics and government

COMPUTER SYSTEMS

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Networks
  • Internet
  • Communications
  • Digital Media
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets

During the two years students complete a controlled assessment with a title of their choice. The controlled assessment functions on the application of a selection of the units above, demonstrating their comprehension of the units through an investigative platform.

Entry requirements:

GCSE Grade 4+ in English & Maths, with three other subjects are C or above including GCSE Computing or BTEC ICT

Possible exit routes:

Higher Apprenticeship, Degree in Computing or IT, technician, project management of systems