In Year 1, you will explore the impact of social media on the ways in which businesses promote their products and services. You will learn how to develop a plan to use social media within a business context and then implement its use by creating profiles to build your own online community for the business. You will move on to study the design, creation, testing and evaluation of a relational database system to manage information. Within a given scenario, you will examine the structure of data and its origins, and how an efficient data design follows through to an effective and useful database.
In Year 2, you will study the role of computer systems and the implications of their use in personal and professional situations and you will examine issues related to the use of IT systems and the impact they have on organisations and individuals. You will learn how to create a suitable data model for a given scenario and develop skills to use spreadsheets to complete a set of tasks.
If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:
- You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.
The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.
All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.
- Coursework – Using Social Media in Business
- Controlled Assessment – Creating Systems to Manage Information
- 10 hours timed assessment (over a 5-day period)
- Coursework – Data Modelling
- Examination – Information Technology Systems (2 hours)
- Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
As an A-level student you will be based at our South Sefton Campus. This is a multi-million pound campus for dedicated to A-levels and was opened in 2009.
You will take three subjects over two years.
We offer a small number of BTEC courses at South Sefton Campus. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.
It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.