North East Futures UTC

Technical Computer Science

Subject content


The collection and communication of data and storing of data/information happens all around us. Technology underpins how it’s collected and communicated nearly all of the time. The learner will need to have the confidence to use a range of information technology that is currently available to achieve this, adapting to deal with the rapid advances.


Unit R012

What’s assessed?

The ability to understand tools, techniques, methods and processes used for technological solutions.

How’s it assessed?

Exam (1 hour 45 minutes)

80 marks

Unit R013

What’s assessed?

The ability to create technological solutions that process and communicate information.

How’s it assessed?
Coursework/Assignment work (approximately 20 hours).

60 marks

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GCSE MathematicsGCSE BiologyTechnical Health ScienceGCSE French
GCSE English Literature GCSE ChemistryTechnical Computer ScienceGCSE Art
GCSE English LanguageGCSE PhysicsGCSE Geography
non-GCSE Heath and Fitness, Personal
Development, Independent and Project time
GCSE Computer ScienceGCSE History