Subject Intent: Why IT?

IT will allow learners to progress through a variety of units that develop in depth theoretical knowledge of digital applications. The course is an ideal stepping stone between education and employment within the IT sector as students have the opportunity to develop practical application of theory that replicates industry standards. Students will have a strong understanding of how IT supports the function of business and product development whilst meeting the needs of clients and employers alike.

The skills that students develop whilst studying IT prepare them for a range of employment opportunities within the fast growing digital employment market.

What will I study?

The course will include: 
  • Fundamentals of IT (exam).
  • Global information (exam).
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality (coursework).
  • Computer systems – hardware (coursework).
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing (coursework).


Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.

What are lessons like in this subject?

A range of teaching and learning methods are employed in this course, from teacher-led lecture style lessons, to paired and group activity work, practical activities and workshop style evidence gathering sessions. Industry standard software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite are available, as well as specialist virtual box software and build computers and networking components for the practical work.

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This course is truly interesting and explores the different parts of IT such as Networking, Software and Hardware. This is a great course for someone who is interested in the fine details of IT and not just the basics.

Niks Lecko, Kettlethorpe High School

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