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Information Technology Level 3 at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

This course is offered as a one or two year qualification.  This CTech course is designed for students who are interested in the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information.  As a vocational course the subject content is geared towards the use of IT in business.  The course will be assessed using a mixture of written exams and coursework produced in class.  As a department we currently follow the OCR Cambridge Technical specification.

Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is OCR.

Where can this lead?

This course would be of benefit to anyone who is considering a career in IT in the future.  The course content would also help anyone looking to pursue further study in Business.

Course Breakdown - Lower Sixth

  • Unit 1: Fundamentals of ICT

You will learn how the components and software work and their individual purposes.  You will study real systems and the hardware as well as the employability and communication skills used in an IT environment.  This will be assessed by an exam.


  • Unit 2: Global Information

This is a written exam based on pre-release material provided by the exam board.  You will learn how organisations use data both internally and externally.  You will also learn about the importance of good management of data and information.


Course Breakdown - Upper Sixth

  • Unit 5: Virtual and Augmented Reality

You will learn about the different types of computer affected reality.  You will look at both technologies and create and develop a virtual reality of augmented reality product.  This will be assessed by evidence you present as coursework.


  • Unit 12: Mobile Technology

You will investigate the different mobile technologies, as well as the ethics involved.  You will suggest and justify a suitable mobile technology in answer to a scenario which you will be given, this will be presented as coursework.

  • Unit 13: Using Social Media in Business

You will explore how businesses use social media to promote their products and services.  You will investigate how data is used by social media and how it can be used to deliver marketing messages.  You will produce written evidence for this unit.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above (or equivalent), including English (grade 6) and Mathematics (grade 5).  If you are concerned about your suitability for this course, please do not be afraid to ask.

Further information

This vocational course leads to the equivalent of a full A-Level after two years.

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For further information, please contact - Ms M Unwin /  

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September