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ICT BTEC Level 3 at Fairfax School

Course description

Achievement of this qualification can support progression to go on and study in a Higher Education institution either on relevant IT degrees such as, Computing and Technology or Business IT or support progression on to other degree courses. In addition, the specification provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for candidates who do not progress to further study in this subject.

- The course encourages candidates to become discerning users of ICT, developing a broad range of ICT skills and knowledge and understanding of ICT. Specifically, it encourages candidates to develop:

- the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically;

- the skills to work collaboratively;

- the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts to solve problems;

- an understanding of the consequences of using ICT on individuals, organisations and society and of social, legal, ethical and other considerations on the use of ICT;

- an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of the potential impact these may have on individuals, organisations and society.

Course content

Fundamentals of IT, Cyber security, Project management, Product development, Systems analysis and Design.

Entry requirements

The step up to the sixth form from Key Stage 4 provides an exciting challenge. It requires a successful academic record and a genuine interest and motivation in learning. We are proud of our reputation for being an inclusive sixth form with outstanding results. We work very hard with our prospective students to ensure they are enrolled in courses that are entirely appropriate to their abilities and interests.

Applicants will need to have at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics and an additional 3 GCSE grades A*-C

- There are also subject specific requirements which can be found in the Sixth Form prospectus. 
- Internal applicants who meet the minimum academic entrance requirements will be offered a place automatically (subject to individual subject requirements and availability of courses). 
- All successful applicants will be required to sign a sixth form code of conduct in recognition of the Academy’s expectations of sixth form students in terms of their behaviour, punctuality and attendance.

Fairfax students unlikely to meet these requirements should seek advice from their Head of Year, the school careers adviser or the Director of Sixth Form about possible options available to them.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2017
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