Information Technology

Information Technology

Vocational (BTEC etc)

3rd Sep `22

2 Years

Full-time

Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Attleborough Academy  Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation.

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Attleborough Academy Norfolk

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Attleborough Academy 

Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation. Excellent relationships between students and staff are at the heart of the ethos of the Academy and are often commented on by those who come in to visit.

The Sixth Form offers a wide range of Advanced Level courses together with additional entitlement activities. We presently have approximately 120 students and this should rise to over 180 over the next couple of years as we are receiving record numbers of applications year on year.

Attleborough Academy was the first Secondary School in East Anglia to be awarded the prestigious Challenge Award for their educational provision for the most able. 

Attleborough students have the chance to develop a wide range of interests:  we run a number of overseas visits each year (including a Ski Trip, and European tours to Italy, Austria, Germany and beyond); in Year 13 students have the opporunity to be elected to the Presidents Team who represent and help to develop the Sixth Form; the Youth STEM Award is being introduced at Gold Level for those who wish to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths; the Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered via our link with the Norfolk D of E group; and much more besides.

Facilities at this Provider:

With significant investment in Facilities having been made over the past few years and additional investment planned, Sixth Formers now enjoy a facility with four separate rooms with upgraded computers and larger screens to enable them to complete private study. With a new Sixth Form building to be developed in the 2020-21 academic year.

A dedicated Progress Mentor is on hand to support students with study and revision skills, as well as offering careers and applications guidance. 

Students are provided with both Office 365 and Google accounts, which enables them to work in the cloud, and install the Office suite of applications at home for free, on up to five computers or laptops.

For students studying Media, Photography, Drama or Product Design, recent investments in new camera equipment give students access to photographic equipment rarely seen on this scale in an education environment. In Computing; the lab gives students an environment to code, test and develop their own solutions to computing problems.

Type of Provider: School with Sixth Form

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Course details

Course

This qualification aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills of the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. You will gain 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 the importance of legal and security considerations.

The Cambridge Technicals Level 3 IT is a vocational qualification at Level 3 for students aged 16+. This course is designed with the workplace in mind and provides a high quality alternative to A Levels. It provides 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 a focused qualification.

This qualification is not just about being able to use computers. Employers have told us that they need people who are able to help them develop their systems or the systems for their customers, use IT as a tool to analyse data and develop applications. Therefore, this qualification is designed to give you a range of specialist  knowledge and transferable skills in the field context of applied IT, providing you with the opportunity to enter an apprenticeship, move directly into employment, or progress to a related HE course.

Pathway

This chosen pathway focuses on the development of a range of applications across platforms and sectors. We’ve made sure you will gain the right combination of knowledge, understanding and skills required for the 21st century, enabling you to demonstrate the skills of writing specifications, and the design, build, testing and implementation of applications.

Assessment

All learners will study the following three mandatory units:

• Unit 1 : Fundamentals of IT

• Unit 2 : Global information.

• Unit 6 : Application Design

In addition, learners are required to complete two further units. For example:

• Unit 3 : Cyber Security

• Unit 21 : Web Design and prototyping


Venues

Attleborough Academy, 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AJ

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Leads to

Qualification: Vocational (BTEC etc)
Exam Board: OCR
Progression:

Students will apply their practical skills and knowledge in preparation for further study, Higher Education or the workplace. Designed in collaboration with experts spanning the breadth of the sector, the Cambridge Technicals in IT focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding that today’s universities and employers demand.


Admission details

Age: 16-19

Entry Requirements for this Course:

GCSE Mathematics 5  |  ICT or Computer Science qualification 5 (or equivalent)

Progression into the second year of the course is reliant on students achieving a minimum Pass grade in all Year 1 components.

Contact:

  • Andy Cole (Head of Sixth Form)
  • Attleborough Academy Norfolk
  • 01953452335