Information Technology (IT) involves the use of computers in computing industry, commerce, design and the arts – in fact, almost every aspect of the modern working life.

In Sixth Form we offer an exciting programme of study that enables you to create IT systems to manage and share information. This course will enable you to progress to a wide range of higher education courses in IT & Computing, or go directly into employment.

If you are interested in learning how to create IT systems to manage and share information, this course is for you. Alongside other fields of study, this course will give you the opportunity to progress to a wide range of higher education courses in IT & Computing. The Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level.

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Computing OR Merit in OCR iMedia Level 2 OR
any other equivalent Technical Award Qualification
Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics

What will I study?

  • Unit 2: Creating Systems to Manage Information (10 hour practical exam)
  • Unit 3: Using Social Media in Business (Coursework)
  • Unit 1 Information Technology Systems (2 hour written exam)
  • Unit 5: Data Modelling (Coursework)

How will I be assessed?

  • 2 exams (one written, one practical)
  • 2 Coursework units

Further Education and Careers in IT

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Building and Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Careers which require an IT qualification include:

  • Application Analyst
  • Applications Developer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • UX Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer

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Preparation Work

You need to complete these tasks over Summer to prepare you for your studies.