Thank you for your continued feedback on our new Cambridge National Certificate in Information Technologies.
As a result of your feedback, we have made some improvements to the teaching content and guidance in the specification and an adjustment to the assessment of the internally assessed unit (R013).
A student can, at your discretion, attempt to improve their internal assessment result after moderation but will need to submit a new task for assessment rather than amend a previously submitted task. Our amended specification includes the full details of this change.
There are no changes to the arrangements for the examined unit. Students will still have the option to resit this once before they complete the qualification.
We will always use the best result from both assessment units to calculate the certification result.
We are delighted to confirm that Cambridge National in Information Technologies is included on the KS4 2020 performance tables under the Technical award category.
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 cyber-security 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.
Watch a short video and hear how one teacher has applied creative ideas to bring data to life in the classroom.
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We’ve put together this guide to give additional guidance on how internal standardisation may be approached. These guidelines must be used in conjunction with the centre handbook and admin guide relevant to the qualification you are delivering.
An overview of our Cambridge Nationals in Information Technologies qualification for first teaching September 2017.
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This guide gives a range of ideas for lessons structured by a project covering units R102 and R013.
This file provides data for activity 4 on page 21 of the delivery guide.
This file provides data for activity 5 on page 21 of the delivery guide.
This guide aims to help teachers identify the breadth and depth of skills needed for the two execution phases of unit R013.
This zip file provides a range of teaching aids to support Module 1.
This zip file provides a range of teaching aids to support Module 2.
This zip file provides a range of teaching aids to support Module 3.
This zip file provides a range of teaching aids to support Module 4.
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Target success in the Cambridge National Certificate in Information Technologies with this essential classroom resource that will develop students' understanding of data, build their transferable skills and knowledge to become confident users of technology and help them prepare for the external assessment.