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  • Information Technology - Course Introduction

    Hi, and welcome to Information Technology (IT).

    This is a BTEC course assessed mainly by coursework throughout and only 1 exam at the end of your second year.

    We look at how ICT is used in the real world and this is a very modern and up to date course.

    The first thing you will study is Social Media (bet you know something about that already).

    You will improve your software skills by learning spreadsheets, databases, graphics, animation, video and sound editing to name but a few.

    We can take computers to pieces and put them back together again and maybe even set up some games consoles on the big screen.

    You will discuss new technology and ICT stories that are currently in the news.

    Most lessons are practical, on the computers and it doesn't matter if you have any previous experience of IT at school.

    IT goes well with ANY other subjects and is a useful life skill to have.

    • What makes a good IT student?

      A good ICT student comes prepared to lessons with a pen and paper...we are not always on the computers...and even if we are, you need to take notes.

      You should be good at taking notes and meeting deadlines as there are regular coursework hand in dates.

      You should be interested in problem solving.

      • Week 1

        Use the following resources to prepare for BTEC Level 3 Information Technology.

        Complete all tasks provided to the best of your ability.

        You may use the internet to help you, but do not copy and paste.

        Check your spelling, punctuation, use of correct grammar in order to produce work of the best standard that you can and avoid informal writing.

      • Week 2

        Research Task - Do you think 'Driverless Vehicles' will replace regular vehicles on our roads eventually?

      • Week 3

        Research Task - Do you think that 'Day trips to the Moon' will be common in the future?

      • Week 4

        Research Task - Is Social Media improving or destroying young people's communication skills?