BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in I.T. Watch

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Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is doing great! And if you got your A-Level and BTEC results I hope they were what you expected!

My question is aimed at those who are undergoing or have completed a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

I plan to study this course this September, I am personally aiming for D*D*D* and not anything less. Is there anything I should be doing to prepare myself for this course?

What is the best advice you can give me in order to excel in the course?

Thanks to all
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There are two new reformed BTEC Nationals for IT/Computing, one is IT, the other is Computing. The Computing one is a lot harder compared to the old BTEC Nationals in IT, you have four external assessments to complete in addition to the coursework units and there is more content to cover for each grade in the assignments, there are also just two large assignments for coursework units. My advice is to buy the books now and start studying.

I am on Year 2, and just sat the exams this summer. They had to change the grade boundaries, due to poor performance over the UK and some of my mates are resitting. They may alter it for you, I don't know.

Unit 1: Principles of Computer Science is an Exam
Unit 2: Fundamentals of Computer Systems is an Exam
Unit 3: Planning and Management of Computing Projects is an Controlled Assessment
Unit 4: Software Design and Development Project is an Controlled Assessment

Don't let this put you off, just letting you know it will be harder compared to the old BTECs.


Revision Guide - Pure revision content for Units 1 to 4
Workbook - Revision and practice questions for Units 1 to 4
Student Book - Content for exam and some coursework units

Hope this helps. PLEASE NOTE: This information I have given is for BTEC Nationals Computing, not BTEC Nationals IT. Please check which you are doing before you take it on board.

EDIT*: All books are also available directly from Pearson including an eBook, you may be able to arrange this through your college for a cheaper price. The eBook is included free with the Student Book.

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