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Information Technology (BTEC Extended Certificate Single Award) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

The qualifications aim to develop your students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. Your students will gain an insight into the IT sector as they investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations. A total of five units over the two years will be studied for the Introductory Diploma (1 A Level Equivalent) or eleven units for the Diploma (2 A Level Equivalent).


Course content

Fundamentals in IT

Global Information

Cyber Security (Diploma only)

Plus 3 / 8 optional units (see OCR website for details)


Entry requirements

General entry requirement:

Students should achieve GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics plus 3 further GCSE grades 9-4 (or grade C in non-reformed qualifications) AND meet the individual subject specific requirements.


Units 1,2 and 3 are written exams, all other units are internally assessed via coursework assignments

Subsidiary Diploma – 6 Units

Diploma – 12 Units


Future opportunities

These qualifications have a direct link to University courses and Apprenticeships, widely available both locally and nationally.


Further information

Please contact Mr Wilks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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