Information Technology OCR Level 3 at Co-op Academy Priesthorpe
This qualification aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. You will gain an insight into the IT sector as you 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.
You will also develop professional, personal and social skills through interaction with peers, stakeholders and clients, as well as theoretical knowledge and understanding to underpin these skills. These support the transferable skills required by universities and employers such as communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills.
You will take two mandatory units to achieve this qualification, Fundamentals of IT and Global information, both of which are externally assessed. You will then study three further units which are internally-assessed and moderated by the exam board. The optional units include Project management, Product development, Systems analysis and design, the Internet of Everything, Application Design, Mobile technology, Social media and digital marketing, Software engineering for business,
Games design and prototyping, Web design and prototyping and Big data analytics.
OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate (AS) or OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (A Level)
Unit 1: This unit covers the ICT skills that are required within the workplace and is designed to equip students with all the necessary knowledge that they will require to enter the workplace.
Unit 2: This unit covers information systems and is designed to equip students with all of the knowledge that they require about different information systems.
Unit 3: This unit is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge about different computer systems. This will involve looking at the different components of the computer system and taking and putting back together a computer.
Unit 12: This unit is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to enable them to design and create a fully functional website.
Unit 23: This unit is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to enable them to design and create a fully functional relational database.
Unit 31: This unit is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to manipulate different graphics that could then be used within the Media.
Entrants to the course must have achieved at least 5x 9-4 at GCSE subjects.
Year 1 assessment is via three coursework portfolios that are internally assessed and then externally verified.
Year 2 assessment is via a further three coursework portfolios that are internally assessed and then externally verified.
Students can go on to study a wide variety of academic and vocational courses in HE with this qualification, and/ or go into a wide variety of careers in which ICT skills are important, for example business, media, gaming industry, web development, software development
For further information on this course, speak with a member of the Computer Science Department at school, or check the OCR Technical (2016) specification on the OCR website.
How to apply
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