Radyr Sixth Form
Computing and ICT
Welcome to the Computing and ICT Faculty Homepage. We offer two courses, AS/A-Level Computing and BTEC (Applied) IT
The ICT and Computing Department at Radyr is highly innovative and creative. Our students reap the benefits of staff with over 25 years relevant commercial experience. We are passionate about our subject and strive to be at the very cutting edge of new technology.
Computers are widely used in all aspects of government, business, industry, education, leisure and the home. In this increasingly technological age, a study of Computing, and particularly how computers are used in the solution of a variety of problems, is not only valuable to the students themselves but also essential to the future well-being of the country.
Students are encouraged to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge of computing as a basis for progression into further learning, including progression from AS to A2, and/or employment in computing-related fields.
BTEC Information Technology
The BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start a career. It is a 2 year course and equivalent to one ‘A’ level with no examination at the end of Year 12.
It provides a suitable foundation for the study of ICT or a related area through a range of higher education courses or vocational courses (e.g. Information Technology, Information Systems, Business Computing) or direct entry into employment. In addition, the course provides a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for candidates who do not progress to further study in this subject.