Information technology

Information technology

What is BTEC Information technology?

Information Technology is the study of how technology can be used to process, present and analyse data. You will develop an understanding of how different hardware and software can be used to provide solutions to everyday issues.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4 – 9, across four separate subjects, to include GCSE Mathematics and/or English/English Language.

Subject leader

Alan Miller

"Studying BTEC IT has helped to improve my overall computer skills and use of Microsoft Office. This is beneficial for me as I plan on becoming an HR Manager in the future and therefore need to have good Office skills, particularly with Excel which may be used for carrying out different operations, such as calculating employees’ wages for the month."

Adam Bhatti

what will I study?

YEAR 1 – AS LEVEL You will complete units IT1 and IT2 side by side during the year to get your AS-Level IT1: – 60% OF YOUR GRADE Written exam lasting 2 hours 15 minutes made up of two sections, which covers 12 topics of theory (Section A and B.) You will prepare a spreadsheet, which you will take into the exam used to answer questions in Section B. IT2:- 40% OF YOUR GRADE You will complete coursework using DTP and other multimedia software. Based on a company of your choice you will design: A magazine/ leaflet A mail merged letter A presentation YEAR 2 – A-LEVEL You will complete units IT3 and IT4 side by side during the year to get your full A-Level IT3: – 60% OF YOUR GRADE Written exam lasting 2 hours 30 minutes made up of two sections, which covers 9 topics of theory (Section A and B.) IT4: – 40% OF YOUR GRADE You will create a Relational Database using MS Access.

additional activities with this subject

As part of the Law, Business and ICT Honours Programme, students develop and utilise their ICT skills to design and create a functioning website.

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For September 2021

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