Information Technology (L2)

(Available as equivalent to 1 or 2 GCSEs)

IT is at the heart of everyday life, at home, work and in our leisure time from computer graphics and control systems to communications and problem-solving. This course will help you achieve a level of digital literacy to be prepared for the digital workforce and/or to pursue an advanced level programme in IT. Students will also develop their communication and organisation skills. Your grade will be based on coursework with no formal examinations.

What skills will I develop?

You will develop your literacy, numeracy, technical and creative skills by taking part in professional discussions amongst other things.

You will expand essential knowledge and improve your transferrable skills.

What topics will I study?

This course is available as both a Certificate (equiv. 1 GCSE) and Extended Certificate (equiv. 2 GCSEs). Topics for both options are outlined below:

Cambridge Technical Certificate

  • Unit 1: Communicating in the IT industry
  • Unit 9: Website development

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

All above units, plus:

  • Unit 2: Working in the IT industry
  • Unit 23: Spreadsheet Modelling

Where does the course lead?

Passing either qualification with a Merit or higher will fully prepare students for study at A Level or entry-level employment in IT.

Exam Board


Head of Department

Nilesh Jogoo

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for students who have not attained five grades 4-9 (or equivalent)

Assessment Breakdown

Coursework = 100%