This course focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand and will develop knowledge and understanding of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. Learners will develop further skills by following the specialist Application Developer pathway which will enable learners to plan, develop and test their own game and website prototypes.
5 units which will be the equivalent of an A Level in terms of UCAS points:
Fundamentals of IT (externally examined)
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.
Global Information (externally examined)
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. Students will discover that good management of both data and information is essential in giving organisations a competitive edge.
Product Development (coursework)
You will learn about different product design methodologies and the role of the product development life cycle and discover the factors that influence product development. Whether you are building a game, app or developing a website, they are all products. It is therefore important that you understand the processes required for the development of products and that you can apply them to a variety of situations.
Game Design and Prototyping (coursework)
You will develop skills in designing and developing a prototype for a game. It will enable you to consider the logic of the programming structures required, as well as the interface design.
Web Design and Prototyping (coursework)
You will research, design and produce an interactive, responsive website specific to a client’s needs, culminating in presenting the concept of the website using the prototype to the client. You will learn about the security risks in website design and how to minimise these threats.
Students will need to devote a significant amount of time to a range of extended learning tasks that will include research activities, portfolio based tasks and practice exam questions.
level 3 Sixth Form entry requirements
Mr P Robinson