George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Information Technology

BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level)

The new BTEC Extended Certificate in Information Technology uses a combination of assessment styles to give students confidence which they can apply to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning throughout their career. The range of vocational assessments – both practical and written – means learners can showcase their learning and achievements to best effect when taking their next step in IT, whether that’s supporting applications to higher education courses or to potential employers.

Students will become advanced users of the Microsoft Suite as well as other multimedia products. Students will develop their skills in project planning, identifying user needs, testing and the product cycle.

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry requirements

Minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language
Minimum of a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths

Progression routes from this course

The qualification will give learners the opportunity to enter employment in the IT and Computing sector or move onto University to study a Degree in ICT/Computer Science.

Year 1 Units

  • Creating Systems to Manage Information (mandatory)
  • Using Social Media in Business (mandatory)

Year 1 Assessment

  • Creating Systems to Manage Information (coursework – set and marked by Pearson)
  • Using Social Media in Business (coursework)

 

Year 2 Units

  • Information Technology Systems (mandatory)
  • Data Modelling or Website Development (optional)

Year 2 Assessment

  • Information Technology Systems (120 GLH) (written examination)
  • Data Modelling or Website Development (60 GLH) (coursework)

 

Exam results 2016 2017 2018
Applied ICT A-Level 32% A-C;
89% A-E
This course was started in 2017 and students will finish the accreditation at the end of 2019This course was started in 2017 and students will finish the accreditation at the end of 2019
Table of ICT exam Key Stage 5/Post 16 results 2016 - 2018

 

 

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