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ICT BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Course description

The National Extended Certificate is intended as an Applied General qualification which is equivalent in size to one A Level. Students will develop a core of IT knowledge and study areas such as hardware and software in IT systems, managing and processing data to support business and using IT to communicate and share information.

Course content

25% - Creating Systems to Manage Information (10hr practical examination)

25% - Using Social Media in Business (coursework project)

33%  - Information Technology Systems (written examination)

17% - Website Development (coursework project).

Entry requirements

Students should be well organised.

Students need to have access to a computer or laptop, this should have an up to date version of Office on it, and must have internet access.

 

- APS 3.5+

Assessment

Year 12 Assessment (National Certificate):

25% - Creating Systems to Manage Information
Students study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.

25% - Using Social Media in Business (Coursework Project)
Students will explore the impact of social media on the ways in which businesses promote their products and services. Students will also develop a plan to use social media in a business to meet requirements and implement the use of social media in a business.

33% - Information Technology Systems(Written Examination)
Students study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.

17% - Website Development (Coursework Project)
Students will develop an understanding of the principles of website development, design a website to meet client requirements and will develop a website to meet client requirements.

Year 13 Assessment (National Extended Certificate):

33% - Information Technology Systems (written examination)

Students study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.

17% - Website Development (Coursework Project)

Students will develop an understanding of the principles of website development, design a website to meet client requirements.

Future opportunities

The course will prepare students for higher education in the area of IT, or as a complementary subject for a range of other higher education courses. This course develops transferable skills including; reading technical texts, effective writing, analytical skills, creative development, independent learning, effective researching and presentation skills.

This course would also develop employability skills such as; problem-solving, critical thinking, communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation, self-management, resilience and self-monitoring.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bennett Memorial Diocesan School directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2017
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