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 including English.


An IT qualification can lead to possible careers such as:
Game programmers, animators, level designers/developers, Project Managers and website designers.

Course Outline

Components of Course

  • Module 1 – Communication and Employability skills for IT
  • Module 2 – Computer Systems
  • Module 40 – Computer Game Design
  • Module 17 – Project Planning with IT
  • Module 20 – Client-side Customisation of Web Pages
  • Module 22 – Developing Computer Games

There are a number of assessments completed for each unit. Each assessment includes a range of tasks for a Pass, Merit or Distinction criteria.

There are 2 mandatory modules:

  • Communication and Employability skills for IT
  • Computer systems

There are 4 optional modules taken over 2 years:

  • Computer Game Design
  • Project planning with IT
  • Client-side customisation of web pages
  • Developing computer games

Coursework 100%

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 I 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 College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury 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 after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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