KS4 BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology (DIT) (Yr 9)


The aim of DIT is to provide a broad range of skills in a practical and engaging way. You will develop a deeper understanding of the modern digital sector by:

  • developing technical skills and techniques
  • planning a realistic digital solution for a given brief
  • understanding modern concepts such as cloud computing and cyber security
  • appreciating the importance of ethics when working with data.

What will I learn?

Component 1: Exploring User Interface Design Principles and Project Planning Techniques

Aim: How to project plan the design and development of a user interface

Learning Aims

  • User Interface Design
  • User Interface Development
  • Reviewing and Refining a User Interface
  • Project Planning
  • Project Reviewing

Component 2: Collecting, Presenting and Interpreting Data

Aim: Process and interpret data and draw conclusions.

Learning Aims

  • Characteristics of Data and Information
  • Representing Information
  • Collecting Data
  • Data Suitability
  • Assessing Quality of Information
  • Data Modelling
  • Threats of Data Collection
  • Processing Data
  • Creating Data Dashboards
  • Drawing Conclusions with Data
  • Data Presentation

Component 3: Effective Digital Working Practices

Aim: wider implications of using digital systems within the work environment

Learning Aims

  • Modern Communication Technologies:

– Collaborative working

– Accessibility

– Positive and Negative Impacts

  • Cloud Storage
  • Cloud Computing
  • Implications of Cloud Technologies
  • Impact of Modern Technologies
  • Cyber Security
  • Prevention of Threats to Data
  • Security Policies
  • Legal and Ethical considerations
  • Responsible Use of Systems
  • Planning and Presenting Digital Solutions


How will I be assessed?

Component 1 – Internally assessed coursework – 30% of final grade

Component 2 – Internally assessed coursework – 30% of final grade

Internal component grades:

  • Level 2 Distinction
  • Level 2 Merit
  • Level 2 Pass
  • Level 1 Merit
  • Level 1 Pass

Component 3 – 1h30 externally set and assessed paper based exam taken in Y11. – 40% of final grade

External component grades

  • Level 2 Distinction
  • Level 2 Merit
  • Level 2 Pass
  • Level 1 Distinction
  • Level 1 Merit
  • Level 1 Pass

Examination board: Pearson


Who should I contact for extra information?

Mrs S. Cadman – Head of Department for ICT & Computer Science and Teacher of Business shelley.cadman@biddenham.beds.sch.uk