Exam Board: Pearson/BTEC
Future Careers: Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning, either generally or in this sector. The choices that learners can make post-16 will depend on their overall level of attainment and their performance in the qualification. Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to: A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects OR study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in IT, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the digital sector.
Students who wish to pursue a Level 2 BTEC in Digital Information Technology will be required to explore three units of work over the 2 years. This will include two internally assessed pieces of coursework (worth 30% each) and an externally assessed examination (40% of the qualification)