The Cambridge National in Information Technologies has been developed to give students a real understanding of their digital environment, develop key skills, and prepare them for their future use of IT in their chosen careers across a wide range of job roles.
Using real life examples from smart watches and music apps to cybersecurity and fake news, your students will be taken on a journey of discovery on how information technologies are applied, and revealing to them the extent to which digital footprints impact their everyday lives.
Key Stage Four
Pupils who have chosen to take Cambridge National in Information Technologies in year 9 follow the OCR Cambridge National specification to be awarded one of the following (Distinction* at Level 2 (*2) • Distinction at Level 2 (D2) • Merit at Level 2 (M2) • Pass at Level 2 (P2) • Distinction at Level 1 (D1) • Merit at Level 1 (M1) • Pass at Level 1 (P1).
This qualification consists of:
- A non-examination assessment (Board set project) which is worth 80 marks in total and 50% of the final mark
- One written examination paper which is worth 80 marks in total 50% of the final mark
Pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 have 5 lessons a fortnight and homework is set regularly, in line with the school's homework policy.
Please click on the links below to access an overview of the Cambridge National in Information Technologies curriculum at St Edmund Arrowsmith.