What will I study?

Topic areas studied include three mandatory units and one option unit.

Information Technology

Unit 1: Information Systems (Externally Assessed)

Learners study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.

Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (Externally Assessed)

Learners study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.

Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business (Internally Assessed)

Learners explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services. Learners also implement social media activities in a business to meet requirements.

Unit 6: Website Development (Internally Assessed)

Learners investigate website development principles and they design and develop a website using scripting languages

Qualifications

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

Entry Requirements

Students require 5 GCSEs at 9-5 including English, Maths and Science. GCSE Computer Science Grade 4 and above for Computing and GCSE ICT Grade 4 and above for Information Technology.

Assessment

Written Exam – Externally Assessed

Tasks – Externally Assessed

Assignments – Set and Marked by Thomas Gainsborough School