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IT at John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What is it all about?

ICT is at the heart of the majority of the commercial, industrial, and service sector and scientific organisations. It has a continual and profound effect on the daily lives of every person. ICT skills are needed by everyone in their daily working lives and people with these skills are at a significant advantage when applying for jobs.

What is the course?

You will complete the Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma which is equivalent to one A2 qualification. In order to achieve this award you must complete the two mandatory units and the four optional units. There are no written exams in this course. All assessments are done via completion of coursework for each of the units, which are marked by your teacher and externally moderated by the Exam Board. Students completing the first three units at the end of the first year can leave with a BTEC Subsidiary Certificate in IT, which is equivalent to an AS qualification.

Entry requirements

This course builds directly on the GCSE ICT and Computing courses which you may have completed in Years 10 and 11. The course is particularly suitable for those students who have chosen GCSE ICT as an option. This shows us that you will have the determination to meet the substantial number of coursework deadlines throughout the two years of study. You will also need to have the ability to solve problems and to think on your feet. A grade C or higher in Mathematics will help you significantly in the problem solving section of the course. If you didn’t complete any GCSE ICT/Computing course then we would look at each case individually.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years