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Information Technology (Programming) Level 3 at Bury St Edmunds County Upper School

Course description

This technical qualification is aimed at learners who are seeking to develop programming skills to enable them to access training and employment in a range of roles in a wide variety of settings within the ICT sector. Progression from this qualification is designed to be into work, as a junior programmer or developer in a
variety of programming settings including engineering, games and app development. Alternatively, completed as part of a study programme, this qualification will allow students to access Further or Higher Education programmes in this sector.

Course content

Students will build on a foundation of programming concepts and study object oriented programming (known
as OOPs) and event driven programming (EDP). Once learned, they will be able to transfer the techniques to
different languages. Students will also learn about website programming and scripting.
The learner will cover topics such as:
• The theory, practices and concepts associated with high quality professional programming solutions, designed and developed to meet client requirements
• Building high-quality coded applications for popular mobile devices across platforms
• Logic that is used every day by operating systems, networks and programmers alike
• Designing and building interactive websites and cloud-based applications that professionally meet client needs demonstrating the use of client-side and server-side technologies.

Entry requirements

Students  who  wish  to  study  GCE  Advanced  level  courses  are  required  to  have  passed  at  least  five  GCSE  or  equivalent  level  two  courses  at  grades  5-9  including  a  minimum  of  grade 5 in the subjects they wish to study.  Most students attempting A level courses will have  more  than  this  minimum.  In  subjects  not  taught  at  GCSE  a  5  in  a  related  subject  is required (for example, a 5/6 in English would enable a student to study Politics).


Fundamental Principles of Computing
Written examination 12.5%
• Industrial Project
Internal assessment 12.5%
• Computer Programming
Written examination 12.5%
• Maths for Computing
Internal assessment 12.5%
• Website Technologies
Internal assessment 12.5%
• Mobile Applications Programming
Internal assessment 12.5%
• Event Driven Programming
Internal assessment 12.5%
• Object Oriented Programming
Internal assessment 12.5%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bury St Edmunds County Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 15 January 2018
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