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IT: Level 3 Study Programme at Ashton Park School

Course description

Why study Information Technology?

• We live in a digital world and Information Technology is all around us, it is a subject that will help you in any route to employment or further study

• There will continue to be a wide range of employment opportunities in this sector and this course is designed to prepare you for work in this sector.

Course content

What’s it all about?

• This course allows you an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information alongside other fields of study supports progression to a range of areas

• Over the year you will study 4 units, including topics such as digital devices, peripheral devices, media devices, technology trends, networking, online systems, database design, social media, spreadsheet modelling, HTML and scripting Languages.


When will I be assessed?

• Your work will be assessed through task-based evidence, observations of practical tasks, questioning and performance based evidence.

• You will have a two hour written exam for Unit 1

• You will have a piece of coursework for Unit 2 completed in Controlled conditions over 10 hours.

Future opportunities

What could it lead to?

• These qualifications have been designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to progress into further study or employment

• Following a specialist pathway will provide you with the skills to follow a career in development, design, technical support or creative media

• A non-specialist pathway provides you with a general IT qualification invaluable in the digital world.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September