Key InformationLevel: Level 3 Cambridge Technical
Examination Board: OCR
Subject Leader: Mr Martin
Entry RequirementsGrade 5 in GCSE English Lang and Merit in ICT / grade 4 in Computer Science.
Why Choose this course?The qualifications aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. You will gain an insight into the IT sector as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, and the flow of information on a global scale, and the importance of legal and security considerations.
Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the requirements that today's universities and employers demand.
Cambridge Technicals provide a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised for UCAS tariff points. The course can lead to jobs related to IT infrastructure design, applications developers, and digital technology practitioners and data analyst experts to name a few.
Unit 1 - Fundamentals of Information Technology
A sound understanding of IT technologies and practices is essential for IT professionals. Information learnt in this unit will create a solid foundation in the fundamentals of hardware, networks, software, the ethical use of computers and how businesses use IT.
Unit 2 - Global Information
The purpose of this unit is to demonstrate the uses of information in the public domain, globally, in the cloud and across the Internet, by individuals and organisations. Your students will discover that good management of both data and information is essential and that it can give any organisation a competitive edge.
Optional Units Unit 13 - Digital marketing
the use of social media has increased massively over recent years and is now a world-wide phenomenon. Users of social media are able to share ideas and files, compare opinions and pass comment on the activities of their friends and contacts. In doing so, they are not only generating huge amounts of data about themselves, but also allowing others the opportunity to contact them and monitor some of their online activities. Social media also allows users to collaborate with others across the globe.
Unit 17 - Internet of Things
this unit is about the use of the Internet and how it is impacting people and society. Your students will learn about the Internet of Everything (IOE) and how it is used. Using their knowledge they'll carry out a feasibility study for a potential idea. They will pitch their idea to potential stakeholders and use their feedback to revise their proposal.
Unit 6 - Application Design
The world is increasingly reliant on applications that help individuals, business and organisations achieve specific activities or purposes. In this unit your students will explore potential ideas for a new application and develop the fundamental design for it. They will then develop the designs for an application and how users will interact with it. The application that students will design could be for any sector and for any purpose. They will have the opportunity to present their ideas, prototype them and gain feedback before refining their design.
Course Opportunities/ Activities
BIMA digital days. What is Digital Day? The only initiative of its kind, BIMA Digital Day gives 11-16 year olds an insight into a world of digital careers. Students compete in a sponsored, nationwide digital challenge for a chance to win £500 cash for their school and some fantastic prizes for themselves.
Pandemic aside, digital has been growing at twice the rate of the broader economy. But unless we fix the skills shortage, that can't continue. Digital Day works for schools. It works for students. It works for the sector as a whole in encouraging more young people to discover the potential of a digital career. And with every passing year, it matters more than ever.
Support and Challenge
In year 12, all BH lessons are on Microsoft OneNote, this allows students to digitally access the work they do in school at home. Bespoke MS form quizzes created by BH teachers allow students to revise the content that matters on any device from any location. In year 13, we also use MS assignments for coursework, which allows teaching staff to provide electronic feedback as soon as a piece of coursework is complete.
In year 12, all your lessons are on OneNote, which is great, because if you miss a lesson, you can access it online. It's also a great way to help with revision for assessments and exams. In year 13, all coursework is done through MS Teams assignments and this allows us to get quick and accurate feedback if needed.