OCR Cambridge Technical in ICT with Games Development

Content

The programme aims to provide students with an in depth understanding of the techniques surrounding the design, creation and testing of computer games. You will learn all about how ICT is used in the world, with a focus on games development.

Entry

You will need 5 A*-C GCSEs to enter the Sixth Form. No specific ICT qualification is required to gain entry to this course.

Attendance

This is a two course.

Assessment

 

Module

Module Title Mode of Assessment Brief Outline of Module
1

Communication and

employability skills for IT

Coursework This unit will prepare learners to effectively use various communication channels, within a working environment and to understand what an employer expects of an individual and how to communicate effectively whilst developing their own personal development needs.
2 Information systems Coursework This will provide the learner with a greater understanding of how organisations use information internally and externally and the types of information they will encounter. The skills gained by completing this unit will give the learner knowledge of the functionality of information and to produce management information systems.
10 Developing computer games Coursework This unit gives learners the opportunity to consider the new and exciting developments within the games industry with the rapid advancements of the technologies available to developers.
15 Computer game platforms and technologies Coursework This unit will give the learners the skills to assemble and connect combinations of computer hardware and software technologies into playable systems.
27 Digital Graphics Coursework This unit helps the learner to understand the different hardware and software that is available for working on graphic images and the file formats that exist
32 Computer Game Design Coursework This unit allows learners to explore the nature of the games industry and which elements make up a game concept.

Moving On

If you are interested in computing and would like this to be your chosen career route, this ICT course will enable you to build on your existing knowledge and skills. Potential future career routes include Computer Technician, Software Developer and Technical Support.

You can progress onto the HNC Computing, various university courses or onto a related computing course to further improve your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you can seek employment within the computing industry.

Possible employment opportunities could be:

  • Games design and development
  • Games animator
  • Games level designer
  • Games texture creator