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ICT-BTEC

Level BTEC Level 2 First Award in ICT
Exam Board Edexcel
Website www.edexcel.com

The BTEC First Award in Information and Creative Technology strengthens a learners knowledge from their Key Stage 3 studies as well as introducing new skills and concepts.

The Level 2 BTEC course (which is the equivalent to one GCSE) introduces IT theory and practical skills within a vocational environment. Learners will develop skills and knowledge in how IT systems work (such as PC’s, Laptops, Smart Phones and Tablets), Web Design, Spreadsheet Models and Graphic Design.

Process

The Level 2 BTEC First Award in Information and Creative Technology is separated into four Units. Two of the units are mandatory, two are optional units.

  • Unit 1 - The Online World
    This unit delves into the world that most people will use everyday. Using the Internet and the World Wide Web, protocols for data transmission, emails and Social Media. Learners will be taught how the fundamentals of the worlds IT systems work and what we take for granted everyday.
  • Unit 2 - A Digital Portfolio
    In this unit, learners will develop their Web Designing skills. Using industry standard software such as the Adobe Creative suite, learners will plan, design and create a fully working web site. Students will gain skills in using Web Editing software as well as programming in raw HTML.

Assessment

Students will need to achieve a minimum of a Level 2 Pass over the two mandatory units (Unit 1 and Unit 2).

  • Unit 1 is assessed externally by an online exam set by Edexcel
  • Unit 2 is assessed internally in the form of coursework assignments

The two optional units are assessed internally in the form of coursework assignments.

Note: The Level 2 BTEC in Information and Creative Technology and OCR GCSE Computer Science courses have similar content. It is not advised to take both option subjects.

Post-16 Choices

ICT as a subject opens many doors whether it be in industry or further education. We offer the continuation of ICT and digital literacy skills through the Level 3 BTEC in Information Technology. The Cambridge Level 3 BTEC in Information Technology course is a mixture of both examination and coursework based assessment.

Staff Contact
Mr L Turner - lturner@oxtedschool.co.uk