GSO Test

IT Users (ITQ) BTEC Level 2

This work is set to help you make the transition from Year 11 to your Post 16 studies.  It is very important that you complete it to the best of your ability, as this will help you start building the skills you will need to do well at the North Bristol Post 16 Centre. 

The tasks outlined in the box below here are the compulsory elements of the summer work and must be submitted to your teacher in your first lesson for this course.

COMPULSORY Summer Task:

Either by hand or on the computer complete the following: 

 

Big Picture

1.  What is IT used for in business? Next, make a list of all the ways that IT might be used at  NBP16 Centre.

 

Diving Deeper:

2.  Pick an app that you use on your phone and write a review (one side of A4).

You should use the following sub-headings:

  • What the app is used for
  • Who might use this app and why
  • The main features of the app
  • The strengths of the app
  • The weaknesses of the app
  • How the app could be improved 

 

How does this apply to the world of work?

3.  Find out about Skype or Google Calendar and explain how they are used in business. Hint: you might want to use the same sub-headings as before.


We have included lots of ideas below for wider reading and research, which will help you make the best possible start on this course. We recommend that you use your extended summer break to explore as many of these suggestions as you can so that you start your P16 learning in a strong position. 

 

RECOMMENDED Additional Preparation:

Videos

ICT in Business

Using ICT in business to communicate 

Online News Articles / Journals /Blogs

Twitter: how to use it for business | India Post News Paper

How To Use Skype For Business: A Step-by-Step Guide (2021) (timedoctor.com)

Documentaries

Smart Home Tech at IKEA

Channel 5 Retail Documentaries

Websites to Explore

Tutor2U

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT YOUR SUBJECT TEACHERS WILL USE THIS WORK TO HELP ASSESS YOUR SUITABILITY FOR, AND COMMITMENT TO, YOUR COURSE.