Information Technology

Course ID
Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Level 3 (Information Technology)

Introduction to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Department

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Wolverhampton Grammar School supports the development of ICT and computing skills for students across the school. Older students support their younger peers and the integration of tools such as Raspberry pi and Python programming (for non IT students as well as those studying the curriculum) ensures ICT confidence grows throughout your child’s time at the school.

Andy Reddish (Head of IT) and Pav Mahey make full use of innovative techniques in the classroom including the use of a SMART board and iPAD learning and teaching aid apps including Socrative, Padlet, Educreations and iDoceo.

Extra-curricular clubs including Key Stage 3 ICT Club and Programming Clubs ensure all children have access to learn ICT skills in a creative way.

From September 2017, A Level Information Technology at Wolverhampton Grammar School will be replaced with the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Level 3 in Information Technology.

This award offers the benefit of the same UCAS points as the discontinued A Level alongside the
added value of a more practical and applied course, making it incredibly attractive to universities and employers alike.

The Level 3 Cambridge Technical in IT offer specialist pathways with a focus on the Application Developer. This pathway focuses on the development of a range of applications across platforms and sectors. Students will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century, enabling them to demonstrate the skills of writing specifications, and the design, build, testing and implementation of applications.

Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector including IBM, Cisco and the University of Bath. The Cambridge Technical in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand.

The Cambridge Technical in IT sets up students for any degree course in IT, business or Computer Science as well as being ideal preparation for careers in software or application development, IT support or computer programming.

Assessment

Unit 1 – Fundamentals of IT

  • 90 minute exam
  • Worth 25% of qualification

Unit 2 – Global Information

  • 90 minute exam
  • Worth 25% of qualification.

Unit 6 – Application Design

  • Coursework internally assessed and externally moderated.

Unit 13 – Social Media and Digital Marketing

  • Coursework internally assessed and externally moderated.

Unit 15 – Games Design and Prototyping

  • Coursework internally assessed and externally moderated.

Units 6, 13 & 15 are all optional units worth the remaining 50%. These units will allow students to achieve the Application Developer pathway certificate.

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