The term computing covers a broad spectrum of areas, and this course aims to give you an introduction into several of them. Whether designing a website, creating a mobile application or building a video game, you are sure to find an area that appeals to you.
The course covers 11 units within the field of computing. Each unit is designed to introduce you to a brand new area of computing.
The Level 1/ Level 2 Information and Creative Technology is a one year course which is equivalent to 3 GCSEs and provides an entry pathway to the BTEC Level 3 Computing course.
You will study a range of units and on successful completion achieve a BTEC Level 2 Information and Creative Technology.
Unit 1: The online World
Unit 2: Technology Systems
Unit 3: Digital Portfolio
Unit 6: Creating Digital Graphics
Unit 8: Mobile App Development
Unit 10: Database Development
Unit 13: Website Development
Unit 17: Multimedia Product Development
Unit 18: Computational Thinking
Unit 19: Computing in the Workplace
Unit 22: Computer Security in Practice
A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above, including maths and English at grade D
This course will be assessed over 11 assignments. Two of these will be online examinations, the remaining 9 will be coursework/practical assessments.
Students who pass the course with a double Merit grade or above can progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Computing. Students who complete the course with a grade of Pass/Merit will be invited to interview for the level 3 course.
The level 2 computing course can also be used as a pathway to courses with media.