Computer Science
BTEC Level 3 Information Technology

What do I need to study the course?

 

You need to have English Language and Mathematics at Grade C. If you have studied a GCSE equivalent computing qualification you should have achieved at least a C grade. You should be fairly logical and enjoy solving problems. If you have a high level of ability in mathematics you may be considered for the course without a GCSE in Computing.

 

What does the course involve?

Our Computer Science specification is, above all else, relevant to the modern and changing world of computing. This new specification will:

  1. Focus on programming, building on your GCSE Computing and emphasise the importance of computational thinking as a discipline.
  2. Have an expanded maths focus, much of which will be embedded within the course.
  3. Put computational thinking at its core, helping students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.
  4. Allow students to apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems in an exciting and engaging manner.
  5. Give students a clear progression into higher education, as the course was designed after consultation with members of BCS, CAS and top universities.

 

What next?

This course is useful for students who may wish to study, or take up a career in Computing/ICT. The course is also useful if your intended degree is in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Business ICT/Management or Technology.

 

Examination Board: OCR

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology (IT)

 

What do I need to study this course?

You need to have English Language and Mathematics at Grade C. If you have studied a GCSE equivalent ICT qualification you should have achieved at least a C grade or a PASS. You should be fairly logical and enjoy solving problems. If you have a high level of ability in mathematics and enjoy ICT this course will be suitable.

 

What does the course involve?

This qualification is designed for learners who are interested in an introduction into the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in IT.

Learners will study three mandatory units as follows:

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

This qualification includes a choice of 1 optional unit, from the following:

  • Unit 5: Data Modelling
  • Unit 6: Website Development

 

What next?

On successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 qualification, a learner can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area.  This course is useful for students in whatever they wish to study, an understanding and high ability in ICT will be a real advantage.

 

Examination Board: Edexcel

Links & Resources

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Bishop Young Academy

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