Course Overview

This course is designed for students who are interested in game development.  It includes the design and implementation of a game, creating a website using cascading style sheets and Javascript and project planning using IT. Students have the opportunity to study the communication and employability skills for IT, focus on computer components and operating systems, and recommend a computer system for a business purpose. The course will also further develop problem solving and project management skills that are needed in other areas of study.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English and Maths.


An IT qualification can lead to possible careers such as: game programmers, animators, level designers/developers, project managers and website designers.

Course Guide
Course Outline

Year 1
Unit 01 – Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Unit 02 – Computer Systems
Unit 40 – Computer Game Design

Year 2
Unit 17 – Project Planning with IT
Unit 20 – Client-side Customisation of Web Pages
Unit 22 – Developing Computer Games

There are 2 mandatory units:
Communication and Employability Skills for IT
Computer Systems

There are 4 optional units taken over two years:
Computer Game Design
Project Planning with IT
Client-side Customisation of Web Pages
Developing Computer Games

Exam Board

Charley Hume

"Studying and learning the techniques and methods used in ICT has been very fun and interesting. It has made me interested in continuing it after I have finished college and has made me want to have a career in the subject. After college I hope to do an apprenticeship in the field of ICT so I can further my knowledge and understanding of the subject."

Charley Hume

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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