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Higham Lane School

Higham Lane School


OCR Cambridge Nationals - IT Level 1/2 – J836 (VOCATIONAL)


What Will You Do?

This course in IT will inspire and equip students with the confidence to use skills that are relevant to the IT sector and more widely. It covers the use of IT in the digital world, Internet of Everything, data manipulation, human-computer interface (HCI) and augmented reality. It will help you understand, apply and use IT appropriately and effectively for the purpose and audience and develop learning and practical skills that can be applied to real-life contexts and work situations. We require students that can think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically and work towards developing independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the IT sector and more widely. You will be asked to plan, design, create, test and evaluate/review IT solutions and products which are fit for purpose and meeting user/client requirements and  understand the impacts of digital technologies on the individual, organisation and wider society

How Will You Do It? 

During this course, you will study 3 mandatory units. They are:

  • R050: IT in the digital world (This is assessed by taking an exam)
  • R060: Data manipulation using spreadsheets (This is assessed by completing a set assignment)
  • R070: Using Augmented Reality to present information (This is assessed by completing a set assignment)

You will develop cross curricular skills such as project planning, written communication, idea development, working independently and meeting deadlines. 

What Qualifications Can You Obtain? 
The course will lead to a Level 2 Cambridge Nationals in IT which is the GCSE equivalent at grade 4 to 9. Students who make less than expected progress may, at their teacher’s discretion, study for the Cambridge National Level 1 in Creative IT which is equivalent to 1 GCSE at grades 3-1. The qualification is assessed as Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

How Will You Be Assessed? 
An Exam (40%) and 2 Controlled Assessments (each 30%) 

For further information, please contact your current Computer Science Teacher, Mrs Sahota, Subject Leader for Computer Science and ICT or Mrs Hiett-Jones, Assistant Subject Leader for Computer Science and ICT


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