Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
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BTEC Digital Information Technology

Curriculum Intent

Our mission is to ensure students gain a broad range of digital skills to prepare them for the ever evolving digital world.

Course description

Not to be chosen with Computer Science

Exam Board: Edexcel 

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment, including:

  • Development of key skills that prove aptitude in digital information technology, such as project planning, designing and creating user interfaces, creating dashboards to present and interpret data
  • Processes that underpin effective ways of working, such as project planning, the iterative design process, cyber security, virtual teams, legal and ethical codes of conduct
  • Knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, processes and attitudes in the sector, such as how different user interfaces meet user needs, how organisations collect and use data to make decisions, virtual workplaces, cyber security and legal and ethical issues.

Components

  1. Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques (coursework) (30%)
  2. Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data (coursework) (30%)
  3. Effective Digital Working Practices (external exam) (40%)

Key Skills

You will develop key skills such as planning, designing and creating user interfaces like websites and Apps and learn how to present and interpret data. You will learn how to analyse, evaluate and make reasoned judgements about the use, factors and implications influencing digital information technology.

Where can it take me?

This course will enable students to progress into further education at Level 3, onto an apprenticeship or into the workplace. The Level 3 course offered at Windsor Sixth Form will consist of units that are a progression of the units studied in Level 2.

Further information

Please contact: Ms J Tibbetts (Faculty Director of Business and IT)

Useful Website

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btech-techawards/digitalinformation-technology.html

Key Stage 4 Digital Information technology Curriculum Plan

BTEC Digital Information Technology - Subject Course Overview