ICT and Computing Faculty

Having a good grasp of ICT is essential for preparing to live and work in the modern world. Students learn to use common ICT functions and packages, and also to understand how computers work and the basics of programming.  The study of ICT and computing is very popular at the Academy, and most sixth form students are involved in the faculty in some way.

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT OCR 5840 (1 A Level)

Cambridge Technical in IT will help you to achieve your potential and progress to the next stage of your lives, whether it is higher education, an apprenticeship, or employment. This course has been designed to be refreshing with exciting content that is up to date, engaging, fit for purpose and suitable fo =r the needs of young people. To do this, the course was designed with universities, employers and industry specialists to make sure you will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century. A wide range of centre-assessed units with practical and wider project-based assessment opportunities, as well as examined units on the Fundamentals of IT, Global Information, and Cyber Security, has resulted in focused qualifications. The Diploma has four vocational pathways within it; at least one pathway must be followed: 1. IT Infrastructure Technician 2. Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner 3. Application Developer 4. Data Analyst

Assessment Method: Three externally examined units and a choice of two centre-assessed units that OCR moderate.

Career Progression: Level 3 Cambridge Technical provides a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised for UCAS tariff points. This qualification also supports pathways onto non-ICT related course including; business, engineering, financial and resource management, science and medicine.

“Out of all my subjects, ICT is the easiest in which to track my progress.” Penny Mulholland (Year 13 Student)

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT OCR 5842 (2 A Levels)

Cambridge Technical in IT will help you to achieve your potential and progress to the next stage of your lives, whether it be higher education, an apprenticeship, or employment. This course has been designed to be refreshing with exciting content that is up to date, engaging, fit for purpose and suitable for the needs of young people. To do this, the course was designed with universities, employers and industry specialists to make sure you will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century. A wide range of centre-assessed units with practical and wider project-based assessment opportunities, as well as examined units on the Fundamentals of IT, Global Information, and Cyber Security, has resulted in focused qualifications. The Diploma has four vocational pathways within it; at least one pathway must be followed: 1. IT Infrastructure Technician 2. Emerging Digital Technology Practitioner 3. Application Developer 4. Data Analyst

Assessment Method: At least three externally examined units and a choice of eight further units, centre-assessed and moderated by OCR, which will make up a specialist endorsed pathway.

Career Progression: Level 3 Cambridge Technical provide a strong base for progression to university, apprenticeships or work and are recognised for UCAS tariff points. This qualification also supports pathways onto non-ICT related course including; business, engineering, financial and resource management, science and medicine.

“I have had the chance to try out lots of new software that I had never used before” Year 13 Student

Further information: Miss Hart, Head of ICT and Computing