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Information Technology at St Gregory's Catholic School

Course description

Students will develop a common core of IT knowledge and study areas such as the relationship between hardware and software that form an IT system, managing and processing data to support business and using IT to communicate and share information.

 

Course content

Paper 1: Information Technology Systems

The use of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations.

 

How is it assessed:

- Written exam of 2 hours

- 90 marks

- 33% of Qualification

 

Paper 2: Creating systems to manage information

The design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information.

 

How is it assessed:

10 hour exam split into five sessions.

Completed on the computer and submitted electronically

66 marks

25% of Qualification

 

Non-exam assessment: Using Social Media in business

Students will explore the impact of social media on the ways in which businesses promote their products and services.

Develop a plan to use social media in a business to meet requirements.

Implement the use of social media in a business.

Internal assessment, external moderation (66 marks) 25% of Qualification.

 

Non-exam assessment: Website development

Understand the principles of website development.

Design a website to meet a client’s requirements.

Develop a website to meet a client’s requirements.

Internal assessment, external moderation (45 marks) 17% of Qualification.

Entry requirements

Level 5 in English and Maths GCSE

Future opportunities

This qualification is suitable for learners intending to pursue any career in which an understanding of technology is needed.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: Edexcel (601/7575/8)

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • St Gregory's Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01892 527444
    • Email address:
    • office@sgschool.org.uk

Venues

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    • St Gregory’s is an Ofsted Outstanding Catholic school, welcoming of all faiths and none. We help young people to succeed, not just academically but as a well-balanced individual.

      Our Sixth Form is a vibrant happy and successful community where you can pursue and progress your academic studies and become confident, engaged and articulate, such that you will thrive in our rapidly changing world.

      We offer a broad range of subjects with all the support you’ll need to springboard into higher education, apprenticeships and employment. A combination of first class teaching and incredible pastoral care together with a range of experiences outside the classroom will inspire, build self-esteem and the confidence to achieve. Our Sixth Formers achieve consistently good examination results enabling them to move on to their chosen path, including Oxbridge, top universities, medical and veterinary schools. Our results are consistently high.

      Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre includes specialist classrooms, a lecture theatre, small seminar rooms, independent study areas, a large common room with a kitchen, garden and even its own chapel. Sixth Form staff are always on hand to help. Students also have access to a state of the art fitness suite and extensive playing fields with all-weather facilities.