Welcome to the BTEC Information Technology Department

About your course

The course we will be studying is BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in IT, which is equivalent to one A-level. BTECs are assessed differently from A-levels and include a number of practical units as well as coursework.  This mixture of exams and coursework means you’re assessed continuously throughout the course duration and not just at the end of year 13.


Exam Board

The exam board for this course is Pearson (Edexcel). Below is the link to the exam board website


How to prepare for Year 12

The document below has some suggested activities that you could be doing to prepare for year 12 in BTEC IT, it also has some other suggestions for how you could explore IT/Computer Science in more depth.

Good luck and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Activity Sheet 1 

Activity Sheet 2 


Do you love using computers?
Are you interested in learning skills that you could apply to almost any job?
Do you enjoy doing coursework as well as exams?


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Alumni Students profiles

Charlie Harding – 2015 – 2017