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 12: (subject to change) – You may be a proficient mobile phone user, but are you familiar with technology and operating systems behind them? The aim of this unit is to broaden your knowledge and understanding of the wider potential of mobile technologies and its consequences to people and businesses. This unit is as much about new technologies as it is about promoting critical analysis of existing situations and proposing better solutions.

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.

 

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 Design) – https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/267355-application-design.pdf
Unit 12: (Mobile Technology) – https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/267363-mobile-technology.pdf (subject to change)
Unit 17 (Internet of Everything) – https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/267469-internet-of-everything.pdf

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), 12 and 17 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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