ICT - BTEC Level 3
If you are interested in the studying of how to create IT systems to manage and share information with a view to progress onto a wide range of higher education courses then BTEC Level 3 Information Technology is the right course for you. It is a nationally recognised qualification, which will prepare you for many careers and further study at degree level and beyond.
You will study the field of Information Technology which involves the use of computers in industry, commerce, the arts and elsewhere. You will be looking at the systems architecture, human factors, project management and the general ability to use computers. This will involve studying the relationship between hardware and software, the managing and communicating of information as well as how social media is used within the Business world. You need to have a keen interest in Information Technology and how it can be used within the world of Business. Ideally having studied an IT or ICT qualification at GCSE is of benefit but not essential.
There are three mandatory units:
- Information Technology Systems
- Creating Systems to Manage Information
- Using Social Media in Business
And one option unit which is selected by the subject teacher. This may include:
- Data Modelling
- Website Development
Exam Board: OCR
You will be assessed through four units of work:
- One unit is externally assessed through a written examination.
- One unit is externally assessed through a practical examination.
- Two units are internally assessed through coursework.
Teachers can provide some guidance on coursework which ensures the students maintains a high standard in order to achieve a mark to their ability. Students will be able to manage their own time in regard to completion around the hand in dates set by their subject teacher. Grades are given from a pass, merit or distinction for each piece of work and the cumulative points earned for all units will then influence the overall grade awarded to the student on completion of all four units.
Head of subject: Miss F Kiss
Level 2 merit in ICT or 5 in GCSE ICT
Are you interested in: Understanding how technology impacts the world; Obtaining real world ICT skills that can be used in future careers; Digital Technology; Accounting?
Leading to a career in: Software Developer,Cyber Security, Network manager, Game development, Data Analyst, Systems Engineer, IT Consultant
This subject goes well with: Maths, Physics, Business
“It is a course that enables you to have hands on experience, after all technology is part of our future, and we need to decide how it can impact and shape our world.”