Digital/ICT

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Course introduction

This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE and is a one-year course. ICT is designed to be a practical course which will develop your skills in the use of a variety of different types of software found in most businesses. Each area of the course is taught in the context of developing solutions to practical business problems.

Level

2

Specific course entry requirements

To study a Level 2 programme you will have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in your GCSEs, in addition to a grade 3 in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through coursework which is graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. There are two examinations for ICT.Examination one: The On-line World; the focus of this exam is the internet and networking. Examination Two: Technology Systems; the focus for this exam is how computers work using binary and hardware components.

Where will this course lead me?

 Successful completion of the course will allow learners to progress to a more specialised and technical level 3 course. 

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Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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