Level 3 Cambridge Extended Certificate in IT
5 GCSE’s at 9 –4 grade including English and Mathematics
Content relating to the subject qualification
The study of IT crosses over many different topics and themes so students are given opportunity to develop their own knowledge and understanding of key principles within this sector.
Students will explore the fundamentals of IT, the use of information on a global scale and issues around information security and how risks can be minimised. All of these themes will be deepened and broadened in different ways as learners’ progress through different units.
Assessment of the qualification
For this qualification, learners must achieve five units, three mandatory units and two optional units.
Externally assessed mandatory unit examinations
Unit 1 – Fundamentals of IT
Unit 2 – Global Information
Unit 3 – Cyber Security
Internally assessed units
Unit 8 – Project Management
This unit will provide students with the opportunity to understand and use various project planning skills and techniques to plan, develop and test a product for a given client.
Unit 17 – Internet of Everything
This unit is about the use of the internet and how it is impacting people and society. Students will learn about the Internet of Everything (IoE) and how it is used. Using their knowledge, students will carry out a feasibility study for a potential idea and will then pitch this idea to potential stakeholders and use feedback given to revise their proposal.
Units 1 and 2 carry 25% weighting each of the overall grade. All other units carry a 16.6% weighting of the overall grade.
All units will be scored as Pass/ Merit/ Distinction with the exam board using these to present the overall grade achieved.