Is it true that BTEC Extended IT will have exams the upcoming year? Watch
Yes, my teacher mentioned that my class was the last year (2015 intake) to do the course without exams and the following intake will have to take exams. They should be somewhat difficult, I mean BTEC's have faced large amounts of scrutiny due to how easy they are to get a high grade so I'm pretty sure they will be quite hard but I'm not sure whether they would equate to A-Level standard.
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.