Type of Qualification

OCR Cambridge Nationals IT Level 1/2 – J836



Course Content

Our Cambridge National in IT will encourage students to:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of IT, including the use of IT in the digital world, Internet of Everything, data manipulation and Augmented Reality
  • understand, apply and use  IT appropriately and effectively for the purpose and audience
  •  develop learning and practical skills that can be applied to real-life contexts and work situations
  • think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the IT sector and more widely
  • plan, design, create, test and evaluate/review IT solutions and products which are fit for purpose and meeting user/client requirements and apply design and Human Computer Interface (HCI) considerations appropriate for a defined audience
  • understand the impacts of digital technologies on the individual, organisation and wider society.

 This qualification will help students to develop:

  • a deep understanding in the use of IT in the digital world and how to apply design tools, principles of human computer interactions, the use of data and testing, cyber-security and legislation when creating an IT solution or product
  • technical skills which can be used to plan, design, create, test and evaluate/review IT solutions and Augmented Reality (AR) products that are appropriate for a defined target audience and meet requirements


How is this course assessed?

You will be assessed via two pieces of coursework set by OCR, each worth 30% of the qualification. These will test your   application of knowledge and skill in  Spreadsheet Design & Augmented Reality.

You will also complete an examination at the end of the course worth 40% of the  qualification.


Where will this course take me?

· A Level ICT

· Cambridge Technicals in IT Level 2/3

· BTEC National in IT

· T-Levels & Apprenticeships

This course will also provide a sound set of skills and knowledge which can be  applicable in a wide range of job roles and support further learning.



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