Information Technology

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We offer Edexcel BTEC Technical Award in IT Support to KS4 students. The course offers a range of topics to prepare students for their future careers.
 
Type of course:   BTEC Technical Award (SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING OFQUAL APPROVAL)
 
How is the course assessed?
 
3 x internally assessed portfolios worth 75% of the course
1 x externally assessed assignment worth 25% of the course
 
What topics/ units will you study?
 
Unit 1 - Set up and configure technology systems
Unit 2 - Exploring current and emerging technologies
Unit 3 - Security protection and risk management
Unit 4 - Working as an IT Support Technician
 
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need ?
 
People who enjoy a practical hands on approach to studying. Someone who can work meticulously, works well on their own and in groups, likes debating and discussing issues, and enjoys researching and keeping up to date with the news.
 
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
 
Visits to The Sharp Project, Coding club competitions.
 
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
 
Level 3 Computing qualifications and degrees. Careers in computing and IT support.
 
How will this course help you to get a job?
 
Employers like applicants who can demonstrate a wide range of computing skills. The course will help you to understand a range of career paths and will provide practical experience needed to pursue a career in this industry.
 
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
 
Mr Grimshaw in 2W13
 
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
 
Mutahir Khan, "I like building computers and learning about the components.”               
Oliver Cox, "I enjoy programming and the challenges this includes.”