You’ll need four GCSEs at Grade 4/D or above including English or Maths, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification and an appropriate standard of literacy and numeracy.
You will complete projects and coursework based on real life or work situations. Units include IT User Fundamentals, Presentation Software, Spreadsheet Software, and Word Processing Software. These units go alongside the more technical IT subjects such as Imaging Software, Using the Internet, and Using Mobile IT Devices.
Computing students get involved in a range of varied activities as part of their course, from organising gameathons to creating and editing their own magazine. Successful learners are also recognised for their hard work at a special departmental award ceremony at the end of the year. There may be opportunities to work with employers to develop software for them.
Practical projects and coursework are graded with Pass, Merit or Distinction.
After successfully achieving the qualification, alongside your English and Maths, you can progress to a related Level 3 programme.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*