The Gateway School & Technology College
'working for maximum success for each individual'

Computing & BTEC for IT Users

In order to comply with the DfE policy on computing, students are taught basic coding skills, using Scratch and Python, in key stage 3. In addition, students in year 9 will be given the opportunity to complete a vocational qualification taster course – BTEC Entry Level 3 in ITQ.


In key stage 4, students complete a vocational computing qualification, BTEC Certificate in ITQ, to gain maximum employability skills.


Areas covered are Microsoft Office, various design software packages, and Internet Safety.