CTEC IT

Introduction – why choose this subject?

Studying IT opens the door to a vast range of further education courses and careers such as software engineering, forensic computer analysis, programming, game development, cyber security and many others. More than ever before, having a foundation of Information Technology prepares students for an ever-increasing integration of technology in employment and supports them to prepare for the pace of technological change. It enables students to explore the latest technology used in society and how it can be used to improve productivity in all sectors.

How the course is assessed

Your assessment is based on 66% coursework and 34% exam, completing three exam units and two coursework units of work.

 

Unit 1 - Fundamentals of IT – externally assessed: A sound understanding of IT technologies and practices is essential for IT professionals. This unit provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers, and how businesses use IT.

 

Unit 2 - Global information - externally assessed: This unit supports students to understand information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud, and across the internet, used by individuals and organisations.

 

Unit 3 – Cyber Security - externally assessed: This unit enables students to gain understanding of the range of threats, vulnerabilities, and risks that impact both individuals and organisations.

 

Unit 8 - Project management – internally assessed: This unit provides the opportunity to understand and use various project planning skills and techniques, thereby enabling students to become more effective in the workplace.

 

Unit 9 - Product development – internally assessed: The purpose of this unit is to prepare students to undertake product development activities. Students will learn about different product design methodologies and the role of the product development life cycle.

Equipment

  • 3 lever arch files.
  • Revision Guide - Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IT - Victoria Ellis,Graham Manson,Saundra Middleton (editor: Mo Everett) - ISBN: 9781471874918

EXTRA-CURRICULAR AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Students have the opportunity to involve themselves in the Computing club that takes place after school. There are also a range of potential opportunities of visits and projects that may take place over the duration of the course.

KS3 Computing

KS4 Computing

KS5 Computing

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Allerton High School
King Lane, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS17 7AG
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