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Computing BTEC at Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College - BHASVIC

Course description

Is this course right for me?
This course is the equivalent of an A level. It is suitable for those with a clear interest in programming and Computing as a subject area. Although it IS NOT a requirement, ideally you will have studied Computer Science at GCSE. It matches well with: Computer Science A level, IT BTEC, Maths A level, Physics A level or related courses in science, economics or business.

Course content

What will I study?
You will develop your programming ability in several languages and learn how to build apps to demonstrate your skills. You will investigate security threats to data and plan & apply techniques to defend against security attacks on IT systems. You will explore how encryption protects data, learn more about how computer systems work, hardware and software, the way components of a system work together & how data in a system is used.

Entry requirements

Course Entry Requirements: C/4 in English Language GCSE and C/4 in Maths GCSE.
Please make sure that you have understood the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.

Assessment

Assessment method: A combination of written exams and projects

Future opportunities

Where next?
This course provides a strong core study of computer science to enable progression into higher education, with a focus on areas such as software engineering, game development, app design & programming. It is also a good foundation for degrees where computing-related skills and knowledge may be advantageous, such as business studies, sciences and engineering. Equally, the course supports direct entry into a range of careers in the computing industry. A degree apprenticeship (where you earn a salary and have your university fees paid for) is another possible progression route from this course.

Further information

Qualification: National Extended Certificate in Computing (Games, Apps and Encryption options) Level 3
Exam Board & Specification Code: Pearson; Specification
Course Entry Requirements: C/4 in English Language GCSE and C/4 in Maths GCSE.
Please make sure that you have understood the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.
Length and size of qualification: 2 year single course
Timetable hours: 4.5 hours per week
Assessment method: A combination of written exams and projects
BHASVIC Department: Computing and I.T.
Head of Department: Ruth Hilliard

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College - BHASVIC directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2018
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