The course is for learners who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study.
College entry. You do not need to have studied Computer Science at GCSE or BTEC Information and Communication Technology. However, if you have studied these courses we would expect you to have obtained at least a grade 4 or Merit (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).
The course is assessed through a mixture of exams, set tasks and course work. The information Technology Systems (unit 1) is a written exam, Creating Systems to Manage Information is a supervised assessment. The remaining units are assessed internally through coursework.
Topics that are studied include, Information Technology systems, Creating Systems to Manage Information, Using Social Media in Business and Data Modelling.
For year 11 students who have applied and joining us in year 12
When taken alongside other Level 3 qualifications, including BTEC Higher Nationals or A Levels in complementary or contrasting subjects, the qualification gives learners the opportunity to progress to a degree in an information technology or a degree where information technology related skills and knowledge may be advantageous.
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.
The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.
There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.