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IT Level 3 Cambridge Technical at St Benedict's Catholic High School

Course description

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT from the exam board OCR, is a course that will give you the opportunity through applied learning to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding required in the IT sector. The course is the equivalent to one A Level. Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in IT aims to encourage you to develop key knowledge in understanding:

  • The principles of IT and Global Information Systems.
  • How the IT sector changes at a rapid pace.
  • How organisations manage their IT infrastructure, and how the flow of information on a global scale is managed.
  • The importance of legal and security issues in IT infrastructure.

Entry requirements

We want students who:

  • Are motivated and willing to work hard and have an interest in technical aspects of IT.
  • Are willing to complete independent tasks in study time in school and at home.

Assessment

The course is split into five units of study; consisting of three mandatory and two optional units. The mandatory units are:

  • Unit 1 – Fundamentals of IT – assessed through a 1 hour and 30-minute written exam.
  • Unit 2 – Global Information – assessed through a 1 hour and 30-minute written exam.
  • Unit 3 – Cyber Security – assessed through a 1 hour written exam.
  • Two further units will be taught which will be from ‘Project Management’, ‘Product Development’, ‘Systems Analysis and Design’ and ‘Internet of Everything’.

Future opportunities

The course will allow you to access a wide range of further education courses at University including a degree in ICT or computing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Benedict's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2017

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