You will explore a variety of different tools and systems that are used within the world of work. You will also review relationships between hardware and software that form an IT system, and the way that systems work individually and together. Social media websites are massive in businesses and are a vital part of making sure effective communication is given to customers.
Problem solving is an essential skill within this subject and life. This subject requires students to be able to explore the logical and structured ways that computer systems process data to develop programs, processes and systems that solve specific problems. You will also explore the relationship between hardware and software as part of a computer system.
You will look at social media within businesses and create a campaign to run live. You will develop knowledge and practical skills in the field of information and communications technology, including web design and e-commerce, data communications, expert systems and computing. You will complete practical projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and find out about career routes in IT.
A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.
4 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A*-C) including English + Maths
Students from this course have gone on to university to study information technology management, business information technology, computer and information security, software engineering and network management and design. Some go directly into employment with training.