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Cambridge Technical IT

The Basics

  •  A practical course with a high degree of ‘real-life’ coursework
  • Highly relevant to the real working world
  • Learn about IT in the workplace
  • Gain experience in making websites, games and apps

Is this course for me?

Are you organised? Can you juggle several tasks at once? Do you have a genuine interest in how computers work? This course is perfect for individuals who want to create real-life applications and can study for technical exams.

What will I learn?

This course has two exam units and three pieces of coursework – 50% of your marks
are for coursework and 50% is based on exam performance.

Year 12 will focus on IT fundamentals to gain a solid background of IT knowledge. This will include the fundamentals of hardware, software, networks, and the ethical and business implications of using IT. These fundamentals will be assessed by exam.

Your coursework elements are based on real-life examples where you will produce several pieces of work for hypothetical clients. This will involve the creation of a mobile application, a prototype game, and a website.

You will tackle each piece of coursework as a complete product lifecycle, as you learn the relevant skills to complete each task.

Anything else I need to know?

This is a multi-faceted course that requires a strong degree of organisation in order to complete every aspect of coursework. You will need tenacity and organisation to complete this course.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements: Standard sixth form entry criteria, including grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

Future opportunities

You will learn a key set of practical and theoretical skills in application development and IT theory. This will set you up for almost any career in IT, science, technology or engineering. Some students choose to continue their studies in IT, but many find that the skills they have learnt are a perfect complement to almost any technical subject.

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