Why should you join Sixth Form Computing?

Undoubtedly, the exciting specialism of Computing is an excellent opportunity to investigate how computers work and how they are used, and to develop computer programming and problem solving skills. This is coupled with the fact that Aylesbury UTC has world class employer partners in the Computing such as  Cisco. Moreover, be inspired by these employers who help develop the curriculum and influence what we teach to our students. Consequently, sixth form computing students’ employability and transferable skills. Secondly, all sponsors support Aylesbury UTC, providing guidance to students plus information about career paths, skills and knowledge. We also offer opportunities for progression, placements and employment.

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Sixth Form Computing Specialism

Today, Sixth From students are working towards a qualification in Computing with Pearson BTEC Level 3 courses.

Specifically, this focuses the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education.  Therefore if you study Computing at Aylesbury UTC you can gain equivalent of 3 ‘A’  levels.

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Starting in September 2024

Digital Computing room in use by AUTC Sixth Form

Sixth Form cohort 2023 – 2025 Computing

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Information Technology

 

Mandatory

Unit 1 – Information Technology Systems

Unit 2 – Creating Systems to manage Information

Unit 3 – Using social media in Business

Optional

Unit 6 – Website Design

Computing Networking Room

Sixth Form cohort 2022 – 2024 Computing

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

Mandatory

Unit 4 – Programming

Unit 9 IT – Project Management

Unit 11 – Cyber Security and Incident Management

Optional

Unit 7 – Mobile App Development

AUTC Green Room

Sixth Form  both cohorts (2022 – 2024 & 2023 – 2025) Computing

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Creative Digital Media Production

4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external.

Mandatory content

  • Media Representation
  • Pre Production Portfolio
  • Responding to a Commission

Optional  External Assessment

  • Film Production – Fiction
  • Radio Production – Fiction
  • Website Production
  • Digital Games Production

Prepare For Purposeful Destinations

  • Two weeks of activities for Year 12 with NCS
  • Visits to Further Education Facilities; BNU
  • More than 10 Employer Partner Engagements
  • Support for Work Experience to take place one day a week
  • Record keeping in Next Steps Reflective Logs
  • Mentoring by Employer Sponsors and Partners

Continued in Year 13

  • Careers Fair Information and Visits
  • Work Experience each Monday
  • Opportunities for Apprenticeships / Degree Apprenticeships
  • Visits to Further Education Facilities
  • Assisted UCAS Application
  • Purposeful Connections into the World of Work

CISCO – CCNA Networking Academy Industry Certificate

Thanks to new technologies, networks are becoming more intelligent, programmable and software-driven. Networking Academy courses support this evolution and expose learners to new concepts and hands-on experiences. Best of all, courses are tied to CCNA certifications—among the most in-demand in the industry, according to IDC. Get started by choosing Aylesbury UTC to begin your journey.

AUTC teach the CCNA Networking Academy qualification to all our Sixth Form students. This is an extra curricula study recognised as an  industry-standard when it comes to the technology industry. Afterwards, you can further explore some employment opportunities and can upgrade to a CISCO Certified Network Professional ( CCNP)

Job opportunities will include:

  • Technical Support Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Security Specialist
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