BUSINESS AND IT btec level 3 For 16-19 Year Olds

BTEC Level 3 IT (Single)

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COURSE OVERVIEW

BTEC IT includes practical tasks and theory, incorporating a wide range of topics including spreadsheets, social media, and database design. The course opens the door to careers in IT and business.

EXAMINATION BOARD: Edexcel Pearson

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Vocational level 3 courses are advanced courses, we require five grade 9-4 passes (or equivalent) including English language or maths.

Why study BTEC IT (Single) at Blackpool Sixth?

We use ‘live’ scenarios, raising funds for charities, and incorporating work experience both virtually and in the local area. Ideal for entry into the workplace or university. Trips to Business & IT Live at Disneyland Paris and New York are highlights of the year.

How will I be taught?

A combination of teacher delivery, group work and independent learning.
This subject has a dedicated website that provides the students with essential resources for the whole course.

For externally assessed units you will have mock exams and frequent revision tasks throughout the year. There will be practice tasks incorporated throughout the learning process so you are ready for the formal assessment. All course resources are available online and full access to GSuite and Google Classroom is embedded in the delivery and assessment of the course.

Teacher expertise

  • Carly – Social Media and Database Development
  • Fiona – Information Technology & Spreadsheet Development
  • Chelsie – Creative Media specialising in the design side of ICT
  • Mac - Computer programming and Game Development

What skills will I develop?

  • Teamwork: groups are often asked to work on group tasks together promoting collaborative learning.
  • Employability skills: developed through learning how to use industry standard software such as EXCEL Spreadsheets and ACCESS Databases
  • Written communication: there are a variety of ways that assignments are produced, one of the main ones being typed assignments. Students are advised to bring in their own devices.
  • Research skills: you will develop research skills through tasks that will involve doing group or independent revision using the internet. You will learn how to reference sources of information correctly.
  • Information technology: in addition to being taught how to use different pieces of software for different purposes, you will also use Cloud Technologies for producing and submitting coursework and accessing IoT.
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How will I be assessed?

For externally assessed units you will have mock exams and frequent revision tasks throughout the year. There will be practice tasks incorporated throughout the learning process so you are ready for the formal assessment. All course resources are available online and full access to GSuite and Google Classroom is embedded in the delivery and assessment of the course.

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What will you study and other information about BTEC Level 3 IT (Single)

Where does it lead?

Our students progress into a wide variety of further study or employment options. We have had students going into apprenticeships such as marketing and social media for the Winter Gardens Blackpool, Civil Service, Victrex and BAE. One student has gone on to study at an American University and is now a member of staff at Blackpool Sixth Form. We also have students going to university to study courses such as systems and networking, website design and game development. Opportunities for Higher level apprenticeships in Cybersecurity is a growing sector in the North West and several students have applied for this sector of employment recently.

Our Alumni

Elliott Gray-Medd, class of 23

HIGH SCHOOL: Cardinal Allen Catholic High School

Elliott studied level 2 and 3 BTEC Health and Social Care, GCSE English and GCSE Maths at Blackpool Sixth. He is now working as a teaching assistant at Red Marsh School. He said “The staff are amazing and so supportive. I wouldn’t be where I am without them!”

Yulan ChanDelaney, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

Congratulations to Yulan ChanDelaney for achieving excellent grades in her A Levels! Yulan has excelled with A grades in Biology and her Extended Project and B grades in Chemistry and Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. We are delighted to announce that Yulan will be attending the University of Leeds in the coming academic year to study medicine. Best of luck with your future studies, Yulan!

Adam Walker, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Millfield Science & Performing Arts College

Adam has achieved an impressive Double Distinction star in BTEC Music and a Merit in BTEC Business at Blackpool Sixth. We are thrilled to announce that Adam will be pursuing Creative Musicianship at ICMP, and we cannot wait to see where his passion for music takes him!

Luke Moore, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Lytham St Annes Technology & Performing Arts College

Luke is an incredibly talented student who excelled in BTEC Performing Arts – Musical Theatre, achieving an impressive Triple Distinction Star grade. Luke has decided to take a gap year to audition for colleges but dreams to attend a top London-based college, and eventually make it to the West End. We have no doubt that Luke will achieve great success in his future!

Thirisha Varatharajan, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Baines School

Thirisha Varatharajan has excelled in her biology A Level with a grade of B, as well as chemistry and mathematics A Levels, both with a grade of A. We are proud to announce that Thirisha will be attending the University of Liverpool in the upcoming academic year. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours and can’t wait to see what she will achieve next!

Maddie robinson, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Carr Hill

Maddie Robinson has received a Double Distinction Star and a Distinction in Health & Social Care (Triple). We are thrilled to hear that Maddie plans to progress into employment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, and we are confident that she will excel in this role. Maddie’s hard work and dedication have clearly paid off, and we wish her all the best with her future. Well done, Maddie!

David Speight, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Highfield Leadership Academy

David Speight gained an A grade in A Level Photography and a Double Distinction Star in BTEC Film and Television. We are proud to announce that he will be moving onto a Level 3 Content Creator Apprenticeship at Ascent Trampoline Park.

Sarah Grogan, class of 23

FORMER HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery Academy

Sarah has recently received A* grades in maths and physics, as well as an A in economics. We are thrilled to announce that Sarah will be attending Cambridge University to pursue her studies in economics.

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