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This course will be particularly suitable if you wish to prepare for a career in IT and related industries. You will be given the opportunity to develop a range of skills but it will particularly appeal to you if you want to carry out practical work and be creative. 

Assessment

75% coursework and 25% examination (which has to be passed to be able to pass the course)

Entry Requirements

3/4 GCSE grade profile. English Language 3. 

Content

Your examined unit completed in the first term will look at ‘The Online World’ and the services and applications that exist online. It includes looking at communication, document sharing and advertising.

There is also a focus on learning how to stay safe online. You will look at how users create an ‘internet footprint’ and how you and others make use of the internet and all its functions.

In the next two terms, you will then create two websites using pre-existing software, one a website of your choice and one to produce your own ‘Personal Portfolio’.

Outcome/Progression

• Level 3 IT (Single or Double)

• Level 3 Media Studies

This course gives you the opportunity to develop skills that are relevant to the IT industry. It can also provide a route to the Level 3 courses and later higher education and a career in IT.

A two-year-old website may be too old!

All web designers have to work hard to keep up with constant changing technologies. The devices being used to access websites are constantly changing and therefore the way that those websites are developed have keep pace with this. Website that are old risk not displaying properly in new web browsers, or most importantly not showing up in a search engine’s end result.

Course Information

Level

BTEC Level 2

Course Work

Exams

25%