ICT

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AIMS

Exam board: Edxcel
Syllabus title: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology (360 GLH)
Course code: 601/7575/8

Course content

Coursework
Students will study 4 units over the 2 years

Unit 1: Information Technology Systems
Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information
Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business
Unit 6: Website Development

Assessment and weighting

External Assessment 50%
Internal Assessment 50%

Future opportunities/ career

Examples of courses the qualification supports include: Interactive Media, Business Computing, Information Management for Business. This course also develops ICT skills which may be used in many workplace situations.

Qualifications/ School record

Required

  • 5 in English
  • 5 in Maths
  • Good attitude to learning in GCSE ICT or Computing
  • Merit and above in BTEC Art.
  • Good attitude to learning in Art/photography KS3 and/or KS4

Attitude/Qualities

  • Hard working
  • Confident
  • Positive/Enthusiastic
  • Interest in ICT

Skills

Required:

  • Independent
  • Creative
  • Organised

Desirable:

  • Hardworking
  • Good written skills
  • Attention to detail

Experience

Required:

  • GCSE ICT or equivalent

Desirable:

  • Experience of developing a project from start to finish during GCSE ICT or Computing