Key Stage 4 Pathways

IT Creative iMedia (Cambridge National)

What will I learn?

The world is becoming increasingly dominated by the use of Information and Communication Technology systems, which influence all aspects of our everyday lives. Today’s citizens need to be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to participate in a digital age. They need technological and information handling skills that include the ability to gather, process, and manipulate data. These skills are now as essential as traditional numeracy and literacy. Being able to use software to create a solution is an important string to add to a students bow. 

Few aspects of our society have not been influenced by the Information Technology (IT) revolution. The citizens of tomorrow need to be computer literate, able to use software to design and make and able to take advantage of the opportunities afforded, as the use of communication networks becomes common and IT provide new opportunities for learning and living.

A qualification in Information Technology opens up an incredible world of opportunities for work, not only within the technology industry but also in supporting roles within other industries.IT students will develop technical skills and knowledge. They will also need other talents such as the ability to communicate clearly at all levels, to plan, and to manage a project.

From personal computers to smartphones, computing devices are an essential feature of the modern world. Technology may be changing every day, but the knowledge and understanding of how to use computers effectively is the same regardless of the technology being used. Computers are powerful devices for the storage and manipulation of data, but how can they be used effectively, and how can the important data they use be stored securely?

What could my next steps be?

Studying this course will give you a firm grounding in Information Technology. This can lead on to further study at A-level and a number of IT-related routes at university. The course will also prepare you for your future career. It is hoped that the study of IT Creative iMedia will also help to provide you with the analytical, communication and technical skills that you need to be active participants in an exciting and dynamic world.

Mr Hassall (Head of Business and IT) - hassalld@hallparkacademy.org.uk 

What will I learn?

The world is becoming increasingly dominated by the use of Information and Communication Technology systems, which influence all aspects of our everyday lives. Today’s citizens need to be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to participate in a digital age. They need technological and information handling skills that include the ability to gather, process, and manipulate data. These skills are now as essential as traditional numeracy and literacy. Being able to use software to create a solution is an important string to add to a students bow.

Few aspects of our society have not been influenced by the Information Technology (IT) revolution. The citizens of tomorrow need to be computer literate, able to use software to design and make and able to take advantage of the opportunities afforded, as the use of communication networks becomes common and IT provide new opportunities for learning and living.

A qualification in Information Technology opens up an incredible world of opportunities for work, not only within the technology industry but also in supporting roles within other industries.IT students will develop technical skills and knowledge. They will also need other talents such as the ability to communicate clearly at all levels, to plan, and to manage a project.

From personal computers to smartphones, computing devices are an essential feature of the modern world. Technology may be changing every day, but the knowledge and understanding of how to use computers effectively is the same regardless of the technology being used. Computers are powerful devices for the storage and manipulation of data, but how can they be used effectively, and how can the important data they use be stored securely?

What could my next steps be?

Studying this course will give you a firm grounding in Information Technology. This can lead on to further study at A-level and a number of IT-related routes at university. The course will also prepare you for your future career. It is hoped that the study of IT Creative iMedia will also help to provide you with the analytical, communication and technical skills that you need to be active participants in an exciting and dynamic world.

Mr Hassall (Head of Business and IT) - hassalld@hallparkacademy.org.uk