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BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

What is it?    

Our IT course mainly focuses on the software elements of computing, as opposed to hardware. You will study a combination of theoretical and practical work, with programming and the creation of various platforms being key elements.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

We regularly visit other educational institutions and have in the past visited the Gadget Show in Birmingham and the Apple Store in Liverpool. We have well equipped classrooms with the latest hardware and software.

What will I study?    

There is a wide range of topics covered in the course, including creating systems and databases to managing information, website development and using social media in business.

How will I be assessed?    

A mixture of coursework and internally and externally set controlled assessments plus exams across the two years.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

The qualification is an ideal platform to go onto an apprenticeship in the industry or further study, and the skills gathered offer high-employability. IT & computing is an ever-growing field and requires qualified experts.

Exam Board:

Pearson Edexcel


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