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Computing

Why choose this subject?

This qualification is designed for learners, who want to continue their education through applied learning by developing their knowledge and understanding of the Principles of IT and Global Information Systems.

All units assist in the development of transferrable skills such as communication and problem solving. The optional units encourage the development of time management, research and analytical skills as well as emphasising the need for good written and verbal communication skills.


What will you study?

There are three mandatory units that are externally assessed. These are the Fundamentals of IT, Global Information and Cyber Security. The first two mandatory units provide learners with an insight into the IT sector  as you investigate the pace of technological change, IT infrastructure, the flow of information on a global scale and important legal and security considerations. The third mandatory unit reflects an important development in the sector around information security and requires learners to consider how data should be protected and the response of the IT sector to emerging threats such as cyber terrorism.

Learners must then take two of the four optional units that are centre-assessed and moderated by OCR. The optional units include Project Management, Product Development, Systems Analysis & Design and the Internet of Everything.


How is this course assessed?

This course is assessed through a series of unit assessments, examinations and coursework.

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What next?

We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education.
When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. Career-wise you could see yourself as a Robotics Engineer, Cyber Security Engineer, IT Project Manager or Web Developer.


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