|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||ICT Cambridge Technicals||Computing||Level 3 (17/18)||OCR|
GCSE Maths and either English Language or Literature at Grade 6 (B)
This qualification attracts equivalent UCAS points to traditional A Levels and sees students develop a wide range of ICT skills together with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the world of IT. Students are encouraged to be discerning users of ICT.
Topics covered in unit 1 include: computer hardware and software, understanding business IT systems, ethical and operational issues as well as threats to computer systems. It helps students understand employability and communication skills used in an IT environment .
In unit 2 students have the opportunity to study where information is held globally, how it is transmitted and the benefits of information to individuals and organisations. It helps students understand the legal and regulatory framework governing the storage and use of global information and the security of data.
Units in the 2 year course % of A level
Unit 1 Fundamentals of IT (external exam) 25%
Unit 2 Global information (external exam) 25%
Unit 3 Internal controlled assessment units 50%
Units are yet to be finalised—possible units are:
Þ Cyber security
Þ Computer Networks
Þ Project Management
Þ Business Computing
Þ Systems Analysis and Design
Þ Product Development
This course is ideal for preparing students for any career associated with ICT. Equally ICT is a valuable life skill and complements all occupations, subjects and further study.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900