IT (Information Technology) Course Content

Year Term 1Term 2Term 3
Year 12Unit 3 - Using social media in business
(Internal assessment)
In this unit, you will explore different social media websites, the ways in which they can be used and the potential pitfalls when using them for business purposes. You will develop a plan to use social media strategies for business purposes to achieve specific aims and objectives.
Unit 2 - Creating Systems to manage information (Externally assessed 10 hour project)
You will examine the structure of data, its origins and how an efficient data design follows through to an effective and useful database. You will examine a given scenario and develop an effective design solution to produce a database system. You will then test your solution to ensure it works correctly.
Year 13Unit 1 - Information Technology Systems
(Externally assessed 2 hour exam)
In this unit you will gain a sound understanding of how to effectively select and use appropriate IT systems. You will explore the relationships between the hardware and software that form an IT system, the way systems work individually and together as well as the relationship between the user and the system.
Unit 6 - Website development
(Internal assessment)
In this unit, you will review existing websites, commenting on their overall design and effectiveness. You will use scripting languages such as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML),
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and JavaScript® and a simple text editor, or rapid application development tools. Finally, you will reflect on the website design and functionality.