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Information Technology BTEC Level 3 at St Ivo School

Course description

If you want to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of how Information Technology is used in business then this is the course for you. The philosophy of this Level 3 BTEC course is to provide an extensive work-related focus and cover key knowledge and practical skills required in the vocational sector. The mandatory Units cover Information Technology Systems, Managing Information with IT systems (database) and Using Social Media in Business. The optional unit is either a Website Production unit or an advanced spreadsheet unit and is decided at the end of the first year of the course.
Two of the units are assessed through assignments (internally set, but exam board approved) and two are exam board set and marked. The database unit is assessed under controlled conditions over a week in either January or May/June and the Information Technology Systems is a 2-hour written paper at the end of the course.
Text books and electronic resources are provided for the course.

Entry requirements

Entry is dependent on attitute to learning and behaviour as well as examination performance. This is set out on a seperate page, page 8 “Sixth Form Entry Requirements” and is also available on the school website.

Further information

Text books and electronic resources are provided for the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ivo School directly.

Last updated date: 29 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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    • St Ivo School is situated in the town of St Ives. The sixth form offers nearly 40 subjects at a variety of levels and produces excellent exam results leading to students achieving their higher education and employment outcomes.