The ICT Department currently offer the following level 2 courses:
- GCSE: Digital Technologies
- BTEC: Level 2 Information and Creative Technology
GCSE: Digital Technologies
Digital technology incorporates aspects of computer science and information technology. It explores how we can use technology to create, store, process, analyse and present information in a digital context. Students can choose to complete the course as a multimedia option or a programming option.
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Btec Level 2 Award in Information and Creative Technology
The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Information and Creative Technology has been designed primarily for young people aged 14 to 19 who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4, but it is also suitable for other learners who want a vocationally focused introduction to this area of study. It has been developed to:
- inspire and enthuse learners to become technology savvy – producers of technology products and systems and not just consumers
- give learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the Information Technology sector and some aspects of the creative industries e.g. computer games development
The ICT Department currently offer the following level 3 courses:
- GCE: Software Systems Development
- Btec Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT
Software Systems Development
The GCE Software Systems Development specification is made up of two parts: AS and A2.
Students can choose to take the AS as a stand-alone qualification if they wish. To get the full GCE, students must complete both AS and A2. There are two units for each part.
In Unit AS 1 students adopt an object oriented approach to problem solving. They develop their object oriented skills while learning to appreciate the benefits of developing applications in this type of environment. This unit is externally assessed through a two hour examination paper.
In Unit AS 2 students learn to implement and develop object oriented technologies in an event driven environment. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own quiz or game using the C# programming language. In their portfolio of work students must be able to state requirements and design, implement, test and evaluate their application. This unit is internally assessed.
5 plus GCSE’s including Mathematics and English. Minimum grade B in both Mathematics and English.
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Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT
The Btec level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT is an innovative qualification suitable for a wide range of students, it is structured to accommodate the needs of employers and also allow progression to university, and it is equivalent to one A Level.
The IT industry offers a wide range of motivating and challenging career opportunities, including, web development, digital imaging, networking, software development, project management, programming and IT Support. Students completing the course can progress to a university degree or Foundation Degree, to BTEC HNCs and HNDs, or to employment.
The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in IT consists of two core units plus 4 specialist units.
There are no written examinations in this course.
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Entry Requirements 5 plus GCSE’s including Maths and English.