Level 3 Pearson BTEC Computing

Level Three
Exam Board: Pearson BTEC
Assessment: Examination 58%- Coursework 42%

Course Content

Year 12

Unit 1 – Principles of Comptuer Science (exam)

Unit 7 – IT Systems Security and Encryption (coursework)

Year 13

Uni 2 – Fundamentals of Computer Systems (exam)

Unit 14 – Computer Games Development (coursework)


Why Study Computing?

  • Enhance your programming skills
  • Develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of a computer
  • Gain an insight into the complexities and astonishing truths about current IT security threats facing IT systems today
  • Design your own computer game
  • Complements a wide range of subjects e.g. Physics, Art, Maths


Why choose The Deanery?

  • Small class sizes
  • Extracurricular trips e.g. university course taster days, AI conference


Our Students Say

“I really enjoy the learning experience in BTEC Computing. We learn a wide range of topics and skills. This year we have learned how to configure a network securely and lots of new programming skills which has been really interesting. We have also been to an AI conference to research and find out about working in this upcoming sector!”


What could this subject lead to?

  • It is the ideal preparation for degrees in subjects such as Computing, Cyber Security, Robotics, Hardware Design, software engineering, information architect, networking, security and even Computing Journalism
  • Highly paid employment in areas such as cyber security, computer programming or systems development