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Cambridge Technicals (Level 3) ICT

The Cambridge Technicals course is an A-Level equivalent course.

Students completing the two-year course will receive the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in ICT. This equates to a full A-Level in terms of UCAS points.

Students who complete the first year only will receive the Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate. This equates to an AS-Level in terms of UCAS points.

UNIT

UNIT NAME

ASSESSMENT

TOPICS

Percentage of Final Grade

1

Fundamentals of IT

(January of Year 12)

1 hr 30 minute written paper.

  1. Hardware.
  2. Software.
  3. Business IT Systems.
  4. Employability and communication skills.
  5. Ethical and operational issues.

25% of Extended Certificate

50% of Certificate.

2

Global Information (June of Year 12)

1 hr 30 minute written paper.

  1. Holding and transmission of global data.
  2. Styles, classification and management of global information.
  3. Use and benefits of global information.
  4. Legal and regulatory frameworks.
  5. Process flow of information.
  6. Principles of information security.

25% of Extended Certificate

50% of Certificate.

3

Cyber Security (January of Year 13)

1 hr written paper.

  1. What is meant by Cyber Security.
  2. Issues surrounding Cyber Security.
  3. Measures used to protect against cyber security incidents.
  4. Managing cyber security incidents.

13% of Extended Certificate.

8

Project Management

Coursework

  1. Project life cycle.
  2. Planning and initiating projects.
  3. Executing projects.
  4. Project Evaluation.

13% of Extended Certificate.

9

Product Development

Coursework

  1. Product development life cycle.
  2. Design to meet client requirements.
  3. Implement and test products.
  4. Acceptance testing.

13% of Extended Certificate.

 

UCAS Tariffs

UCAS Tariffs are used to determine the grades students should achieve in their A-Levels to gain entry into university.

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (5 units over 2 years)

OVERALL GRADE

EXAMPLE GRADES IN YEAR 12 EXAMS

EXAMPLE GRADES IN YEAR 13 EXAM

EXAMPLE GRADES IN YEAR 13 COURSEWORK

UCAS Tariff

EQUIVALENT TO A-LEVEL GRADE

D*

DM

D

DD

56

A*

D

MM

D

DD

48

A

M

PP

M

DM

32

C

P

PP

P

PP

16

E

 

Level 3 Cambridge Technical Certificate (2 units over 1 year)

OVERALL GRADE

EXAMPLE GRADES IN UNITS

UCAS TARIFF

EQUIVALENT TO AS-LEVEL GRADE

D*

DD

28

A*

D

DM

24

A

M

MM

16

C

P

PP

8

E

Available Resources

RESOURCE NAME

CONTENTS

URL

OCR Cambridge Technicals Specification

Details about the course content

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/vocational-education-and-skills/cambridge-technicals-it-level-3-certificate-extended-certificate-introductory-diploma-foundation-diploma-diploma-05838-05842-2016-suite/

 

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