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Computer Science

Subject:  Computer Science
Contact: Mrs C Hyland

KS5

Overview

Students study the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology.  This qualification is designed to support students who are interested in an introduction to the study of creating IT systems to manage and share information, alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not just necessarily in IT.  Students complete four units of which three are mandatory and two are external.  Mandatory content is 83% and external assessment is 58%.

Curriculum content

Year

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term 

12

Unit 3 – Using social Media for Business

Unit 6 – Web Development

Unit 6, Prep for Unit 2 and Prep for Unit 1

13

Unit 2 Preparation

Unit 1 and 2 Preparation

 

Exam board and course

Enrichment opportunities:

ICT and Computer Science catch-up sessions every Monday at lunchtime and Tuesdays after school.