GCSE Digital Technology (Programming)

During this course students will acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of digital technology in a variety of contexts. Students will also develop creative and practical digital technology skills. Learners will explore the legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental impact of digital technology. This qualification will help learners to develop transferable skills such as creative problem-solving and teamwork.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 11055

Campus: Bangor

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Further Education

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Course Overview

This course is studied on a part time basis one afternoon/ evening per week over 2 years. Over the duration of the 2 years students will complete 3 units. On completion of the course learners will be awarded a GCSE in Digital Technology (Programming).

This is a digital development qualification that focuses on programming. The content relates directly to current software development trends and the study of digital technology based systems. The specification of the course develops practical skill using a range of generic software or in an object-orientated environment. 

The course provides a sound basis for further study in both GCE A Level Digital Technology and GCE A Level Software Systems Development.

Course Modules

Modules studied on the course include:

Unit 1: Digital Technology-In this unit, students explore a range of digital technologies available for data storage, manipulation, presentation and transfer. They also evaluate the importance of data security and data legislation.

Unit 4: Digital Development Concepts-In this unit, students analyse trends in software development and the concepts involved in designing and building digital systems using coded solutions.

Unit 5: Digital Development Practice-In this unit, students design, develop and test coded solutions when creating digital systems. Students must use one of the following languages in their completed solution: Python, Java or C#.

Ideal If:

On completion of this course students will achieve a GCSE in Digital Technology (Programming).

Successful completion of this qualification, in addition to achievement of other relevant GCSE subjects may enable progression to further study at GCE A Level or Level 3 IT/ Computing programmes.

 

You'll Learn:

Students will explore a range of digital technologies available for data storage, manipulation, presentation and transfer. They also evaluate the importance of data security and data legislation. Students analyse trends in software development and the concepts involved in designing and building digital systems using coded solutions. Students design, develop and test coded solutions when creating digital systems. Students must use one of the following languages in their completed solution: Python, Java or C#.

You'll Love:

The varied methods of assessment and delivery,

Students will also like the mix of practical work and theory throughout the programme.

You'll Progress:

On successful completion of the course students may progress to further IT study at Level 3/ GCE A Level.

You'll Need:

Prior to enrolment you will undergo an initial assessment/ interview to ensure suitability for the course. 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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