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Digital Information Technology

BTEC Level 2 Digital Technology
Exam Board: Edexcel

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology  is for learners who want to acquire technical knowledge and
technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills related to data management, data interpretation, data presentation and data protection as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden the learners experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them

Note: Year 11 students in 2021/22 are studying the City and Guilds Digital Technology award (Level 2), please referrer to the section below 

Assessment

Internal assessment: Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment.
External synoptic assessment: There is one external assessment, Component 3, it provides the main synoptic assessment for the qualification. The assessment must be completed under controlled conditions in 1h 30 mins

Enrichment Opportunities

Visits to Canterbury Christ Church University/University of Kent, robotics and programming workshops, guest speakers, computing museum visit

 

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Year 10

Terms 1 and 2

Computer legislation and Copyright 

Plagiarism  

Terms 3 and 4

Component 1 – User interfaces 

Terms 5 and 6

Component 2 – Collecting, presenting and interpreting data  

Year 11

Terms 1 and 2

Impact of digital technology  

Planning & Communication in digital systems 

Legal & Ethical issues in communication 

Terms 3 and 4

Component 3 – Effective digital working practices 

Terms 5 and 6

Revision and Exam skills  

External Exams (exact date TBA by exam board

City & Guilds Technical Award in Digital Technologies
Exam Board: City & Guilds

You will study the concepts and features of application software programmes and networks. You will explore the features available across different types of software and tools. You will understand concepts of text formatting and file manipulation to develop creative technical skills in digital technology. You will also understand how data can be gathered and used to make decisions, to analyse and present structured data which has been gathered from primary and secondary resources 

Note: Year 11 students in 2021/22 are studying the City and Guilds Digital Technologies award (Level 2), students starting in Year 10 should refer to the BTEC award in Digital Information Technology above  

Assessment

Synoptic assignment:  The synoptic assignment is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated. It contributes 60% of the qualification and must be completed in specified conditions over 15 hours 

External examination: The examination contributes 40% of the qualification and is sat in examination conditions over 2h 30mins.  

Enrichment Opportunities

Visits to Canterbury Christ Church University/University of Kent, robotics and programming workshops, guest speakers, computing museum visit

 

Links

Year 11

Terms 1 and 2

Design, develop and create web pages  

Terms 3 and 4

Synoptic Assessment  

Understand network hardware software and protocols 

Terms 5 and 6

Revision and Exam skills  

External Exams (exact date TBA by exam board)