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GCSE ICT

Introduction

GCSE ICT students will learn about current and emerging digital technology and its impact on our lives, working with a range of tools and techniques and exploring interactive digital products such as websites, computer games and databases.

In addition to completing the GCSE course, ICT students will also complete the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) qualification, a globally recognised ICT and digital literacy level 2 qualification. The GCSE ICT course comprises of a 40-hour controlled assessment project, worth 60% of the students final grade, and a 90 minute exam at the end of year 11.

 

As ICT becomes more integral to modern life, the career options this qualification leads to continue to expand. Options include: web designer, systems analyst, computer games developer, with successful students able to look for employment in the media (broadcast engineer, multimedia broadcaster, sound technician) military (armed forces technical officer, intelligence officer, satellite technician) or finance (credit analyst, commodity broker, financial risk analyst).

Topic - Autumn Term
Description
Assessment

4 Online ECDL tests

Exam Question practice based on Personal Digital Devices

Homework

ECDL practice tests

Exam style questions

Topic - Spring Term
Description
  • Activity 1 of the Controlled Assessment (15 hours) based on a brief set by the examination board.
  • Online Goods and Services
  • Payment Systems
  • Cloud Storage
  • Software
  • Issues and Legislation relating to ICT
Assessment

Assessment feedback will only be given for homework tasks during Controlled Assessment.

Exam Question practice based on Online Goods and Services

Homework

Skill building tasks

Exam style questions

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