Cambridge Nationals

Cambridge Nationals

The ICT department currently offers only a single option at Key Stage 4: students will follow the Cambridge Nationals for ICT at Level 1 / 2. This course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their applied skills by producing solutions for a wide range of problems. Students will also undergo an external written examination (worth 25% of the final grade) which covers the more technical aspects of computing and computer technology.

Progression from OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Award / Certificate / Diploma in ICT to GCSE qualifications:

  • ICT
  • Computing
  • Business and Communication Systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Art and Design
  • Media Studies
  • Design and Technology

For learners who want to progress to Level 3 qualifications they have the choice of various GCE qualifications which will further develop areas of their learning from Level 1/2.

  • ICT
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology

Learners can progress from OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Award / Certificate / Diploma in ICT to other vocational qualifications:

  • IT User Skills, IT Professional and IT Practitioner suite of qualifications (Levels 1-4)
  • Creative iMedia suite of qualifications (Levels 1-3)