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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox


Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

What is ICT?

ICT is the  study of Information and how it is processed, how we use it to communicate effectively with others and how we apply it to solve challenging problems. Through the OCR Cambridge Technical ICT course you will learn how to use ICT to develop and create systems which  will provide students with a theoretical background reinforced with practical skills that transfer into the modern workplace

The course is broken down into a number of distinct components, each of which considers ICT systems from different angles. The table below shows each of the units covered over two years.

OCR examination board

Course Summary

(Broadly equivalent to 1 A Level)

Units include…

  • Fundamentals of IT
  • Global Information
  • Cyber Security
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Systems Analysis and Design

What skills will I gain from studying ICT?

You will develop:-

A variety of communication skills that will provide you with an understanding of the skills an employer wants and how to adapt the message to your audience. You will understand how the types of information held in the workplace can be used to gain a competitive edge and how it must comply with legislation.  You will learn to design a relational database to meet a specified user’s needs and then create the database from your designs. Designing, creating and testing a functioning website, including understanding architecture, design and security issues will be covered and you will study the principles of interactive media before putting your creative skills to use by developing your own product. You will also learn how to create a complex spreadsheet and use it to highlight information and solve problems.

Where can I find out more information?

Mr Bellingham , Mr Sanghera:

See leaflet below.

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