Using a mixture of ICT and Computer Science in Key Stage 3 we aim to develop the necessary skills for the next generation of computer science students in Key Stage 4. Students will study programming languages binary, Java and python, as well as more universal ICT skills with word processing,presentation and spreadsheet skills. Students will give a baseline assessment and a summative test at the end of each term.
An idea of some of the topics that you will study in ICT at KS3:
KS4 Information Communication Technology
Course title and type of qualification: Vocational Award in Digital Information Technology
What will I learn?
The BTEC Technical Award in Digital Information Technology will assess the application of ICT skills through students practical use. It will provide students with essential knowledge, transferable skills and tools to enhance their employability when they leave education, contributing to their personal development and future economic well-being. Through this course, students will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills related to data management,data interpretation, data presentation and data protection.
This qualification will equip students with sound ICT skills for everyday use and provide opportunities to develop in context those desirable, transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis. It will also challenge students,whatever your ability, by introducing them to demanding material and skills;encouraging independence and creativity; providing tasks that engage with the most taxing aspects of the National Curriculum, including data handling and modelling.
There is a significant amount of coursework in this course, which is ideal for pupils who excel at vocational skills. However, it is still academically challenging and needs excellent literacy skills in analysis and evaluation to achieve the higher grades.
Internally-assessed components are assessed using a grading scale ranging from Level 1 Pass to Level 2 Distinction. Centres report outcomes at five grade points. The externally-assessed component is marked and awarded on a continuum, using grading descriptors set at Level 1 Pass, Level 2 Pass and Level 2 Distinction. The outcome is reported at six grade points from Level 1 Pass to Level 2 Distinction. Learners will also receive a points score.
The BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology consists of three modules:
Students who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:
Students who generally achieve at Level 1 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:
Examination Board: Edexcel
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