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Pupils are following the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology, which is for learners who wish to acquire knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills related to data management, data interpretation, data presentation and data protection as part of their Key Stage 4 learning.

There are three components which make up this qualification:

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

Learners developed their understanding of what makes an effective user interface and how to effectively manage a project. They used this understanding to plan, design and create a user interface.

This equates to 30% of the course which is internally assessed.

 

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

Learners understand the characteristics of data and information and how they help organisations in decision making. They used data manipulation methods to create a dashboard to present and draw conclusions from information.

This equates to 30% of the course which is internally assessed.

 

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

Learners explored how organisations use digital systems and the wider implications associated with their use.

This equates to 30% of the course which is externally assessed.

 

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 10

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

A Investigate user interface design for individuals and organisations

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

B Use project planning techniques to plan and design a user interface

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

C Develop and review a user interface.

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

A Modern technologies

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

B Cyber security

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

C The wider implications of digital systems

Year 11

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

D Planning and communication in digital systems

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

A Investigate the role and impact of using data on individuals and organisations

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

B Create a dashboard using data manipulation tools

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

C Draw conclusions and review data presentation methods.

   

 


BTEC Assessment

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 10

Component 1 Part A:

Internal Assessment

Component 1 Part B:

Internal Assessment

Component 1 Part C:

Internal Assessment

Component 3: Summative assessment in school in preparation for external exam

Component 3: Summative assessment in school in preparation for external exam

Component 3: Summative assessment in school in preparation for external exam

Year 11

Component 3: Summative assessment in school in preparation for external exam

Component 2 Part A:

Internal Assessment

Component 2 Part B:

Internal Assessment

 

Component 3 External Exam

Component 2 Part C:

Internal Assessment

Component 3 External Exam resit

 

 

 

Link to specifications

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology


Where does it lead?

Data Analyst, First line support, Junior Designer, Business Analyst, Test Analyst, Database Administrator, Software Developer

Updated: Dec 2021