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Information Technology BTEC Level 2 at St Ivo School

Course description

The course offers students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding for those clear about the area of employment they wish to enter. The philosophy of this course is to provide an extensive work-related focus and cover key knowledge and practical skills required in the vocational sector. The mandatory Units cover The Online World and A Digital Portfolio. We will also offer units such as: Creating Digital Animation, Spreadsheet Development and Website Development.

Course content

This is a one year course (broadly equivalent to 1 GCSE). The ‘Award’ consists of 2 mandatory units and 3 optional units. Of the mandatory units, assessment for Unit 1 is externally examined and Unit 3 is a digital portfolio (this will include evidence from all units completed). All other units are assessed through coursework. Assessments are designed to give credit to what students can do as well as what they know and understand. The course is very intensive and because of this student numbers are limited to 16.

Entry requirements

Entry is dependent on student performance in the best eight GCSEs. All students to whom offers are made will need to have passed English Language and Mathematics at least grade 4 or better, or if not, then they will need to resit these subjects alongside their Level 2 courses. Typically, students who study Level 2 courses will have achieved a combination of grades 4-2 at GCSE. Offers for Level 2 courses will be made on the basis of predicted GCSE grades.

Financial information

There are no required additional costs with this course.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped for employment or other further education courses within the same areas of study.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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    • St Ivo School is situated in the town of St Ives. The sixth form offers nearly 40 subjects at a variety of levels and produces excellent exam results leading to students achieving their higher education and employment outcomes.