This course will develop your learning and skills in IT and computer systems at a higher level. It covers different aspects of Computer Science and IT, including computer hardware, software, networks, legislation, industry bodies, how organisations use IT and information, information security, threats to data and protection methods.
Assessment is by a combination of mandatory examinations and coursework assignments including the following three compulsory exams:
Fundamentals of IT – 90-minute exam at the end of Year 1
Global Information – 90-minute exam at the end of Year 1
Cyber Security – 60-minute exam in Year 2
Two additional Year 2 optional units chosen from Project Management, Product Development, Systems Analysis & Design and Internet of Everything are assessed using assignments and coursework.
You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 and above, including English Language or Literature.
This course should be combined with A Levels.
Good combinations include Graphic Communication and Business.
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