Digital IT

There are no boundaries or borders in the digital age” Karim Rashid.  

Key Stage 4 

The future is here and now; the digital age is upon us. Never has this been more apparent with more and more workplaces existing virtually.

This course offers key skills such as project planning and creating user interfaces and data dashboards to present and interpret data. We explore invaluable knowledge of legal and ethical codes of conduct, cyber security and data collection; ensuring our students are highly employable and in prime position to reap the benefits of the 21st century workplace.

Year 10 is the start of the 2 year BTEC voyage. Our curriculum is specifically tailored to ensure our students achieve their full potential in examinations set by Pearson. Click here to see the exam board's website.

The following units will be studied:

  • Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques
  • Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data
  • Effective Digital Working Practices

British Values, SMSC and Cultural Capital 

The digital world is overcoming many of the challenges we face as a society. For example, mobile apps that help people with hearing impairments to user-interfaces that meet the needs of customers such as army veterans, digital applications and technology. This course is designed to ensure our society is more equitable and accessible for all.

Within this course students are given opportunities to enrich their own life experiences whilst widening their perspectives on life and wider society by solving problems within a wide range of contexts. The ethics and legalities of digital information technology are evaluated with the moral dilemmas of data and its uses being critically examined. Complex and contemporary issues regarding privacy are debated and considered. In a world where data is the new currency, understanding the threats from cyber- crime and how to keep themselves and others safe is critical to thriving in this world.