ICT

Information and Creative Technology

Other

Specification

BTEC First Award in Information and Creative Technology

Course Structure

Major topics / units included are: Understanding Computer systems, Designing and creating Multimedia Product; how to work with information and data to meet specific business needs, designing and utilising digital graphics, designing and creating digital audio podcasts etc.

Assessment

Coursework and Examination

Coursework internally assessed and externally moderated

A BTEC First Award in Information and Creative Technology is equivalent to one GCSE at grade A*-C.

Additional opportunities

On this course, you will be involved in a variety of activities, such as group discussions, independent research, paired work, whole class debate and presentations.

Skills Developed

You will develop a range of useful skills including using and organising files in different application software, such as Pro Desktop, Adobe Fireworks, Spreadsheets, Presentation, Web Authoring etc… You will also learn about E-Safety, use of Interactive Multimedia and Technological Innovations.

Progression Routes

This qualification is designed to enable candidates to enter employment at operative or trainee level within a wide range of environments using ICT. Such candidates would normally enter employment through a work-related training programme.

Alternatively the College offers the opportunity to study the BTEC ICT course at Level 3 which enables students to progress onto Degree programmes in Computing, IT and/or other Technologies.

For more information

Mr H Khan

Physical Education

Other

Specification

AQA Physical Education GCSE or BTEC

Course Structure

Major theory topics included are: Physical factors such as training, fitness, injury and diet; Social factors such as school, the media and leisure time and other factors such as international, cultural and fatigue.

Various practical activities will be delivered and will include participation as a player, official, coach or choreographer.

Assessment

40% External Examination 60% Controlled Assessment

Additional opportunities

Extracurricular opportunities include team practices, inter-house competition and interschool competition.

Skills Developed

You will develop a range of useful skills including practical ability, verbal and written communication, teamwork and leadership.

Progression Routes

Further study might include A-Level Physical Education or BTEC Level 3 in Sport which can both be studied at Westwood College. It will also prepare you to lead an active and healthy lifestyle in your leisure time.

For more information

Mrs A Moore

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