Skills gained/developed:

  • How IT technologies and practices are essential for IT professionals.
  • IT fundamentals in hardware, networks, software and ethical use of computers in business.
  • How organisations use information and the types of information.
  • IT legislation, regulation governing use of information.
  • How to design applications.
  • Understand how to create mobile applications.
  • How social media and digital marketing can have a positive and negative effect.

Assessment Methods

2 exams - 25% each (50%); Unit 1 - Fundamentals of IT, Unit 2 - Global Information

3 pieces of coursework = 16.6% each (50%); Unit 6 - Application Design,Unit 9 - Product Development, Unit 13 - Social Media and Digital Marketing

 

Specific requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Computing

What will I study?

Year 1

Unit 1 - Fundamentals of IT

Unit 2 - Global Information

Year 2

Unit 6 - Application Design

Unit 9 - Product Development

Unit 13 - Social Media and Digital Marketing