Information Technology

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Why Study Information Technology?

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Qualification

Cambridge Technicals Level 3, Introductory Diploma - Application Developer Pathway

Examination Board

OCR

Specification

What Do I Need To Study This Course?

Level 5 or above in English Language and Maths.

Please note – if you are opting to study Information Technology and not opting to study A Level Mathematics then we recommend taking Level 3 Core Maths as your 4th option, rather than an EPQ or directed study.

What Will I Study?

Unit 1 – The IT solutions that businesses use in the modern world are made up of many different component parts. These parts can include PCs, PCs that are linked together to form a network, devices and wearable technologies that are attached to the PC or the network via the cloud and the internet.

Unit 2 – 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. This unit will provide students with a greater understanding of how organisations use information sources both internally and externally and the types of information they will encounter and provide an organisation with a competitive edge.

Unit 6 – During this unit you will be working with an external organisation (of your own choice) with the purpose of the creation of an app which will help benefit their company

Unit 17 – How much do you know about how the internet is effecting people and society? This unit of work is designed to enlighten your awareness and provides you with the opportunity to pitch your own ideas on your own idea.

Unit 21 (subject to change) – We are sure you are aware how organisations require websites to ensure they are successful, but do you know how to create an effective website? This unit will enable you to create a website but also provide you an insight to elements you wouldn’t normally think about.

Specification

Unit 1 (Fundamentals of IT) – https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/267350-fundamentals-of-it.pdf
Unit 2 (Global Information) – https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/267351-global-information.pdf
Unit 6 (Application Development) – https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/267355-application-design.pdf
Unit 17 (Internet of Everything) – https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/267469-internet-of-everything.pdf
Unit 21 (Website design and prototyping) – https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/267474-web-design-and-prototyping.pdf (subject to change)

How Will I Be Assessed?

Candidates will sit two exams during the course, one in year 12 and one in year 13.
Unit 1 (core unit) – Fundamentals of IT – 1hr 30 minutes, 80 marks, with the potential of a re-take
Unit 2 (core unit) – Global Information – 1hr 30 minutes, 80 marks, with the potential of a re-take
Units 6 (core unit), 17 and 21 are all optional units of coursework and are assessed internally, subject to external moderation.

If you prefer a hands-on approach then this is a course which should be seriously considered.

What Next?

This course will help prepare you for industry qualifications such as Cisco IoE, Cisco IT Essential and VM Ware, as well as a range of job roles requiring the development of applications within mobile technology, business software, graphics, games and web design/creating and prototyping.

Suggested Reading List

Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IT – Victoria Ellis, Graham Manson, Saundra Middleton, Maureen Everett

https://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/subjects/ict/products/level-3/cambridge-technicals-level-3-it

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