Type of course: Cambridge National OCR
How is the course assessed?
2 internally assessed assignments and 1 externally assessed exam.
What topics/ units will you study?
Use of IT tools and techniques.
Project life cycle processes and methods.
Understanding tools, techniques, methods and processes for technological solutions.
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.
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 2W13
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
"I like building computers and learning about the components." Year 10 student
"I enjoy programming and the challenges this includes." Year 11 student