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SIBFORD SIXTH FORM


Information Technology


BTEC Level 3


Certificate and Extended Certificate Exam Board: Edexcel


(equivalent to one A Level)


ENTRY REQUIREMENT Learners should have qualifications at, or equivalent to, Level 2 and an interest in and aptitude for Information Technology.


This qualification is designed for learners 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 necessarily in IT. This BTEC in IT is a vocational course that encourages students to select and use IT appropriately. It will enable students to build a strong set of transferable skills. This course will suit students who are positive and self-motivated and who can manage their time effectively. The course is taught through a combination of formal teaching and independent research and investigation.


ASSESSMENT The qualification consists of 3 mandatory units and 1 optional unit.


Two units are taught in each of Year 12 and 13.


Mandatory units: 1. Information Technology Systems.


2. Creating systems to manage information.


3. Using Social Media in business.


Optional units: 1. Data modelling. 2. Website development.


Two units are externally assessed.


A summative unit grade can be awarded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.


Pass = E grade equivalent @ A Level. Merit = C grade equivalent. Distinction = A grade equivalent. Distinction* = A* grade equivalent.


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