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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School


Subject Information Technology 
Exam Board Pearson 
Qualifications BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology 
Specification Click Here
Order of Units

Year 1 

Unit 2 (5 hour practical Exam) – Creating Systems to Manage Information 

Unit 3 (Coursework) - Using Social Media for Business 

Year 2  

Unit 1 (2 hour written exam) – Information Technology Systems 

Unit 6 (Coursework)– Website Development 

Suggested Resources - Whilst aimed at GCSE, this will also provide useful information on many areas, especially if you did not do GCSE Computing.  You can use the information in the ICT, Computing and Digital Technology areas - this area of the BBC news website will provide you with up-to-date information on technology development – a website totally devoted to IT and Computing. - website for e-safety advice 



Expected Homework Hours Per Week

It is expected that you spend 5 Hours of independent study outside of lessons each week. 

Some of this will be directed in the form of set homework tasks or coursework. 

The remaining time it is expected that you review class notes/revise content. 

Learning Platforms Used

Microsoft Teams – This will be the main platform where lesson resources will be posted. Also all work will be submitted via the Teams platform. – This is an online platform that is used during Unit 1 in the second year. A website with a series of presentations and quizzes on the Unit 1 exam content. Students will be provided a login for this at the start of teaching unit 1. 

Submission of Bridging Work Please send your completed bridging packs to: