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ICT Level 3 at Shenley Brook End School

Course description

This course is designed for students that are interested in the study of creating
IT systems to manage and share information in  the workplace and is equivalent to 1 A level.

Course content

The course is made up of 4 units, 3 mandatory and one optional.

Year 12 Unit 2
Creating Systems to Manage Information This will involve you studying databases and their uses. With databases underpinning information held on the web, it is essential that we fully understand how they work.  Youwill examine the structure of data, its origins and how an efficient data design follows through to an effective and useful database. You wi ll be expected to develop and test an effective database system. This will be a 10 hour project to be carried out at a time set by
the exam board.

Unit 3 Using Social Media in Business
Many businesses now use Social Media to promote their business and keep customers up to date. You will explore different social media websites, their uses and the potential pitfalls for business purposes. You will develop a plan to use social media strategies for specific business purposes. You will then implement the plan, developing and posting content and interacting with others. Finally, you
will collect data and review the effectiveness of your efforts.  

Year 13 Unit 1 Information Technology Systems
This will explore the relationships between the hardware and software that form an IT system, the way systems work individually and together as well as the relationship between the user and the system. You will examine issues related to the use of IT systems and the impact that these have on organisations and individuals.

Unit 5 Data Modelling
You will find out how using data modelling aids decision-making and helps to determine a preferred course of action. You will develop the skills necessary to create complex spreadsheets, producing accurate information that informs decision making. You will design, develop, test and evaluate a spreadsheet solution. Being able to produce and use a spreadsheet is something that potential
employers expect you to be able to do.

Entry requirements

Merit or above at BTEC IT or a C grade or above at GCSE IT or Computing.


Unit 1 Information Technology Systems    External Examination  
Unit 2 Creating Systems to Manage Information Externally assessed task  
Unit 3 Using Social Media in Business Internally assessed  
Unit 5 Data Modelling Internally assessed

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Brook End School directly.

Last updated date: 09 August 2016
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