This course is designed to offer students an opportunity to undertake high quality, employment-related learning with a focus on creative Information Technologies. Students who are considering this course are doing so based on a long-standing love of ICT and creative media. The ideal candidate would demonstrate a creative determination to use information technologies in the creation of high quality, digital products.
Successful completion of this course will reward the learner with evidence of industry-specific skills which would enable the candidate to stand out on entry to the workplace. In addition, the students will be equipped with both the skills, and the qualifications, to gain a place on a related Level 3 qualification.
The course content includes, but is not limited to, The Online World, Technology Systems, Website Development and Hardware, Software and Networking Projects. This makes for a very broad, and useful curriculum of study, and development of a wide, vocationally desirable skillset.
Depending on the study program chosen, students will cover a range of centre assessed, and externally assessed coursework units. These units will be taught using
state-of-the-art software and hardware. Changes in vocational courses mean that students will have to sit and pass externally assessed, timetabled examinations in order to be awarded an accredited qualification.
For both internally and externally assessed units, grades are awarded at either Distinction, Merit or Pass (A/B, C and E grade equivalents).
A range of GCSE grades D/E or 3/2.