ICT

Teaching Staff

  • J Franklin (Director of Learning)
  • M Kenworthy
  • K Lobb
  • J Orio
  • J Thornton

Department Information

ICT and Computer Science are one of the most important subjects for today’s society; this can be evidenced through work skill requirements and the importance that has been placed on Computer Science.  To meet these challenges the department has created a variety of courses with the appropriate content to ensure students develop the necessary skills for their future employment.

 

Key Stage 5

Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT offer specialist pathways in IT Infrastructure Technician, Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner, Application Developer, and Data Analyst.

 

Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand.

 

2 x 90 and 3 x 60 GLH units – at least two externally examined units and a choice of three further units which are either examined or centre assessed and moderated by us, which will make up a specialist endorsed pathway. In other words for this qualification learners must achieve five units and follow one specialist pathway.

2 Mandatory Examined Units - Fundamentals of IT and Global information.

There are 4 specialist pathways to pick from and depending on what pathway you pick will depend on what other units you take. The following are the pathways available:

  • IT Infrastructure Technician (Mandatory unit - Computer networks)
  • Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner (Mandatory unit - Virtual and augmented reality)
  • Application Developer (Mandatory unit - Application design)
  • Data Analyst (Mandatory unit - Data analysis and design)

Year 12

Year 12 is used to prepare students for the examined units (unit 1 and unit 2).

Unit 1 topics include:

  • Understand computer hardware
  • Understand computer software
  • Understand business IT Systems
  • Understand employability and communication skills used in an IT environment
  • Understand ethical and operational issues and threats to computer systems

 

Unit 2 topics include:

  • Understand where information is held globally and how it is transmitted
  • Understand the styles, classification and the management of global information
  • Understand the use of global information and the benefits to individuals and organisations
  • Understand the legal and regulatory framework governing the storage and use of global information
  • Understand the process flow of information
  • Understand the principles of information security

 

Year 13

Year 13 is where students will complete their coursework units.

 

Year 12

Year 13

Unit 1 and 2 preparation for examined units Fundamentals of IT (unit 1) and Global information (unit 2)

 

Unit 1 topics:

  • Understand computer hardware
  • Understand computer software
  • Understand business IT Systems
  • Understand employability and communication skills used in an IT environment
  • Understand ethical and operational issues and threats to computer systems

 

Unit 2 topics include:

  • Understand where information is held globally and how it is transmitted
  • Understand the styles, classification and the management of global information
  • Understand the use of global information and the benefits to individuals and organisations
  • Understand the legal and regulatory framework governing the storage and use of global information
  • Understand the process flow of information
  • Understand the principles of information security

Coursework units – these units will depend on what specialist pathway students have picked to follow.