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Information Technology Cambridge Technical Level 3 at Raynes Park High School

Course description

This pathway focuses on the development of a range of applications across platforms and sectors. We’ve made sure your students will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century, enabling them to demonstrate the skills of writing specifications, and the design, build, testing and implementation of applications.

 

In addition to the mandatory units, your students must also achieve the mandatory pathway unit Application Design.

Course content

Unit 1 - Fundamentals of IT

A sound understanding of IT technologies and practices is essential for IT professionals. Information learnt in this unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT.

Unit 2 – Global Information

The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the Internet, by individuals and organisations. You will discover that good management of both data and information is essential and that it can give any organisation a competitive edge.

Unit 9 – Product Development

The purpose of this unit is to prepare you to undertake product development activities. You will learn about different product design methodologies and the role of the product development life cycle. In addition, you will discover the factors that influence product developments.

Unit 15 – Game design and Prototyping

Gaming is a continuously developing market. There are a number of platforms available for amateur and professional game developers to release games that they have designed and developed. This unit will help you develop skills in designing and developing a prototype for a simple game. It will enable you to consider the logic of the programming structures required, as well as the interface design. You will then build a prototype to demonstrate an element of your game.

Unit 21 – Web Design and Prototyping

Organisations are increasingly reliant on their website to market goods or services and interact with clients and customers. In this unit you will research, design and produce an interactive responsive website that is specific to a client’s needs, culminating in presenting the concept of the website using the prototype to the client. You will learn about the security risks within website design, and how

to minimise these threats. This unit will also allow you to incorporate existing interactive elements, as well as prototyping your own website.

Entry requirements

5A*-C GCSE with at least the equivalent of B grade in Math or ICT/Computer Science at KS4

Assessment

Externally - This is assessed by 2 exams in year one and coursework in year 13

Future opportunities

Cambridge Technicals are an entry route to university study in the UK or for progression on to a professional career so that you have both theoretical knowledge of the subject area and practical skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raynes Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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