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Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Principal
Mr Jamie Brooks

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

Examination Board:  Edexcel (Pearson)

What is the aim of the course?

The Pearson BTEC Tech Award in Digital Information Technology will enable students to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environmentthrough vocational contexts by studying the knowledge, understanding and skills related to user interface designs, data management, data interpretation, data presentation, data protection and effective use of digital information technology as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. This builds on the learning that has already taken place at Key Stage 3.

What will you study in this subject?

You will explore user interface design and development principles, investigate how to use project planning techniques to manage a digital project, discover how to develop and review a digital user interface, explore how data impacts on individuals and organisations,  draw conclusions and make recommendations on data intelligence, develop a dashboard using data manipulation tools, explore how modern information technology is evolving, consider legal and ethical issues in data and information sharing and understand what cyber security is and how to safeguard against it.

How is your work assessed?

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

  • internal assessed assignment(s)
  • 36 points
  • 30% of the total course

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

  • internal assessed assignment(s)
  • 36 points
  • 30% of the total course

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

  • written exam (synoptic externalassessment): 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 60 marks (48 points)
  • 40% of the total course

What qualification will I get?

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

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