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IT & Computing - GCSE at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Course description

This is an exciting course which provides students with the opportunity to learn
and develop industry relevant skills through a wide range of creative units, including
the Online World, Website Development and Digital Portfolio. Students will develop
core knowledge around the theory of these unit areas, as well as practical skill sets
which will allow students to either progress to a Level 3 BTEC ICT course or an
IT apprenticeship role. This is an excellent one year course for students who are
interested in new technology and how it impacts on society.

Course content

This is an exciting course which provides students with the opportunity to learn
and develop industry relevant skills through a wide range of creative units, including
the Online World, Website Development and Digital Portfolio. Students will develop
core knowledge around the theory of these unit areas, as well as practical skill sets
which will allow students to either progress to a Level 3 BTEC ICT course or an
IT apprenticeship role. This is an excellent one year course for students who are
interested in new technology and how it impacts on society.

Entry requirements

This course is best suited to a student who has a keen interest in ICT and the latest
developments in digital technology. As the course is very practical skills based, the
course will also appeal to students who want to develop key skills that will allow
them to create and maintain websites, as well as learning about new technology.

Assessment

The course is assessed through one online exam and three coursework based
assessments. It is a challenging one year full-time course, which requires a high level
of commitment throughout the year to ensure success. There will be a range of
assessments in class. These include written exams, practicals and demonstrations of
creating software.

Future opportunities

Students can progress on to a range of A Level or BTEC courses.

Further information

To find out more information about this course, you should visit the Pearson website
to review the course outline documents and course specifications. In addition you
can contact the Computing and ICT department at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form
College, who will be able to provide further information about this course.
 
Contact Name: Barbara Tomlinson (Curriculum Leader - IT & Business)
Contact Email: btomlinson@jcc.ac.uk

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: ITGC-DJT118
  • Web url: www.jcc.ac.uk

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    • Our new 40 million pound state-of-the-art building and garden opened its doors in September 2008. We think it's one of the best college campuses in the UK - and it's now official. We are delighted that our new campus has been awarded the Prime Minister's Prize for the best public building in the UK.

      The Chamberlain Health & Fitness Centre comprises a gym with state-of-the-art cardiovascular, resistance and cable equipment. The Sports Hall is able to host a wide range of sports and we provide sporting activities that cater for students with all levels of abilities and sporting performance.
       
      The Recording Studio is a fantastic music facility which utilises the latest digital technology. They have been designed to give students the opportunity to create industry standard work.
       
      Music Practice Rooms are fantastic facilities for bands and ensembles to practice, as well as being an environment for solo practice.
       
      The Main Hall is a fully-equipped professional performance space capable of holding audiences in excess of 200. It has become the venue for a variety of exciting performances and events. 
       
      The Film Studio has high specification facilities for film studio for video and sound recording as well as a chromakeycurtain/green screen for superimposing video work onto any background.
       
      The Learning Resources Suite with both book and online resources, supervised support and guidance. Stock is selected to not only underpin the curriculum but to encourage leisure interests and reading for pleasure. The Learning Resources Suite provides not only the library but adjacent facilities for drop-in computer use and a separate group study area. In addition, a wide range of information about careers and higher education, in both electronic and paper form, is available.
       
      The Science Department contains eight state-of-the-art laboratories catering for all the science curricula delivered in the College.
       
      We have extensive network of, wired and wireless, computers have high speed internet connections giving you unlimited access to the World Wide Web. Creative departments such as Art, Design & Media are fully furnished with state of the art iMacs. Alongside these students will have access to MacBook’s for independent work. The iMacs and MacBook’s are equipped with professional software allowing high quality production of video, graphics and photography work. Art & Design facilities also include specialist pottery equipment and photographic dark rooms.
       
      Research 
      Success in your courses depends on many things, not least the research facilities available to you. Our high level resources, specifically designed to support the sixth form College curriculum, will give you the best chance of success.
      However, we realise that the vast amount of information available can make searching difficult so our teachers build the best internet resources into courses, giving you the most appropriate links for your particular syllabus. And of course, books. The library has thousands of copies available for loan with additional copies for reference.
       
      New building opening September 2015
      We are opening a new state of the art extension to the main College building in September 2015. This will comprise of high tech science laboratories, classrooms and communal break out spaces for students.