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ICT BTEC at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys

Course description

In today's world, where ICT is constantly changing, individuals will increasingly need technological and information literacy skills that include the ability to gather, process and manipulate data.

These skills are now as essential as the traditional skills of numeracy and literacy. BTECs offer a practical approach that can be lacking in more traditional routes, by applying learning to real-life situations.

Students have to undertake a number of units for which they present evidence, based on actual work and studies. This allows them to demonstrate their skill and knowledge.

Course content

AS Level

Employability Skills for IT

  • AIM: to ensure that learners understand both the personal attributes valued by employers and the principles of communicating effectively whist developing effective communication skills and addressing their own personal development needs.

Computer Systems

  • AIM: to enable learners to understand the components of computer systems and develop the skills needed to recommend appropriate systems for business purposes and set up and maintain computer systems.

Event Driven Programming

  • AIM: This unit allows learners to become familiar with the underpinning concept of event driven programming and subsequently develop particular skills in an event driven language.


A2 Level

Computer Networks

  • AIM: to ensure learners understand the key components of networked systems, know about network protocols and the services provided by network systems and develop the skills required to ensure network security

Software Design and Development

  • AIM: to enable learners to understand the principles of software design and be able to use tools to develop software designs

Impact of the Use of IT on Business Systems

  • AIM: to ensure learners understand the effects developments in IT have on organisations and how organisations respond to these developments, and enable learners to propose IT-enabled improvements to business systems

Entry requirements

Grades C and above in English, Maths and ICT GCSE Grade B


33% written exam, 33% external assessment, 34% internal assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2016
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