Information technology

This qualification focuses on developing a sound understanding of IT technologies and practices which are essential for IT professionals. Information learnt in this unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the Internet, by individuals and organisations. There are a number of different pathways however we will be following the Application Developer Path.

Entry Requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of Grade 5 or above in both English Language and Mathematics and Grade 5 (equivalent) in at least 3 other GCSE/Level 2 qualifications. A Grade 5 or Level 2 Merit in an ICT related subject would be an advantage. Other related GCSE/Level 2 subjects may be considered. Guidance on acceptable related subjects can be provided by the Sixth Form Leadership Team.

On This Course You Will Study

The Course has 5 units two of which are mandatory and examined the other 3 are coursework

  • Fundamentals of IT (Exam)
  • Global Information (Exam)
  • Application Design
  • Mobile Technology
  • Developing a Smarter Planet

All units are moderated externally

Progression & Careers

  • Software Engineer
  • Software Development
  • ICT Support
  • Cyber Security
  • Computer Networking

Where Can I Find Out More?

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