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What will my child learn in year 13?

Term 1

BTEC Computing:

Unit 7 – IT Systems Security and Encryption

Learning Aim A: Understand IT security threats

Understand current IT security threats, information security and the legal requirements affecting the security of IT systems

  • Threat types
  • Network based threats
  • Principles of Information security

Unit 14 – Computer Games Development

Learning Aim B: Design a computer game

Design a computer game to meet client requirements

  • Computer games design processes and techniques
  • Design documentation

Term 2

BTEC Computing:

Unit 7 – IT Systems Security and Encryption

Learning Aim A: Understand IT security threats

Understand current IT security threats, information security and the legal requirements affecting the security of IT systems

  • Legal requirements
  • Impact of security breaches

Unit 14 – Computer Games Development

Learning Aim B: Design a computer game

Design a computer game to meet client requirements

  • Design documentation
  • Reviewing and refining designs

Term 3

BTEC Computing:

Unit 7 – IT Systems Security and Encryption

Learning Aim B: Investigate cryptographic techniques

Investigate cryptographic techniques and processes used to protect data

  • The principles of cryptography
  • Cryptographic methods
  • Applications of cryptography

Unit 14 – Computer Games Development

Learning Aim C: Develop a computer game

Develop a computer game to meet client requirements

  • Principles of computer games development
  • Developing computer games

Term 4

BTEC Computing:

Unit 7 – IT Systems Security and Encryption

Learning Aim B: Techniques used to protect IT systems

Examine the techniques used to protect an IT system from security threats The principles of cryptography

  • Physical security
  • Policies and procedures
  • Software-based protection

Unit 14 – Computer Games Development

Learning Aim C: Develop a computer game

Develop a computer game to meet client requirements

  • Developing computer games

Term 5

BTEC Computing:

Unit 7 – IT Systems Security and Encryption

Learning Aim B: Implementation of strategies to protect IT systems

Implement strategies to protect an IT system from security threats

  • Group polices
  • Anti-malware protection
  • Firewall configuration
  • Wireless security
  • Access control
  • Testing and reviewing protection

Unit 14 – Computer Games Development

Learning Aim C: Develop a computer game

Develop a computer game to meet client requirements

  • Testing computer games
  • Reviewing computer games

Term 6

Course End