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Information Technology BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Poynton High School

Course description

This is a new course being introduced for 2016 teaching and has been designed to provide students with the balance of practical, research and behavioural skills required to progress to higher education or directly into employment.

Course content

Learning Method:
Students will be primarily responsible for their own learning. Theory knowledge will be delivered, assignments set and students will then be expected to work independently in order to fulfil the criteria. Assessments may be made on written work, presentations or practical video evidence.

Entry requirements

  • 5 grade Cs or higher at GCSE.


This new qualification will use a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence to apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace , but also to have the study skills required for higher education courses. This range of vocational assessments – both practical and written – mean students can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect.
Students will complete a range of modules determined by whether they are studying the single or the double award,. The final range of modules will include one or more of the following for both the single and double awards:
Assignments – Students complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario.
Examples of possible assignment modules: Using Social Media in Business, Programming, Data modelling, Website creation, Mobile applications and Computer Games.
Tasks - Students complete, in controlled conditions, a task tackling an everyday challenge, some tasks also draw on pre-released information.
Examples of possible tasks module: Creating systems to manage information.
Written Examinations –Students will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions.
Examples of written examination module: Information technology systems

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poynton High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

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