At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4, including English or Maths.
Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to undertake high-quality, employment-related learning with a focus on Information Technologies, Computing and Computing Technologies. Students who are considering this course are doing so on a long-standing love of technology, a logical interest in what makes computers work and a passion and desire to solve problems by building and deploying computing (hardware and software) and creative technology solutions.
Students will gain industry specific skills, enabling them to stand out on entry to the workplace or to gain a place on a related degree at universities nationwide.
This course offers a broad curriculum which develops a wide, vocationally desirable skillset. Core units include topics such as Information Systems, Databases and Information/Cyber Security and social media marketing. The remainder of the units have been selected to offer a specialist pathway into creative ICT including video game design, web design, programming and 2D/3D graphics.
How will I be assessed?
Students will undertake one paper-based exams. And coursework assessed units, which comprise of centre assessed and externally assessed assignments.
What could I do next?
Students completing this course would be well equipped to enter directly into the technology sector, either through direct employment, or a Level 3 apprenticeship. Students would also be well equipped to continue education at degree level in technical and creative IT courses such as computer hardware, cyber-security, game development or web technology.
Equivalent to 3 A Levels
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.