KEY STAGE 4 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The GCSE Information Technology course gives emphasis to the development of transferable skills such as thinking creatively, logically and critically, and in particular to problem solving and collaborative working skills. The skills learnt in this course will also help students prepare for further study of ICT or prepare them for work in many different industries.
The course offers the opportunity for students to reinforce their knowledge and understanding of a range of software packages. At the same time it introduces them to the theory which underpins how systems work and how they will be developed in the future.
The subject content is divided into 4 areas:
- Current and emerging technologies (including computers, mobile devices, communication and entertainment systems)
- A range of ICT tools and techniques
- The use of ICT by society (including legal, economic, ethical and environmental implications)
- Collaborative working
The course assessment is divided up as shown below:
- Unit 1 – Systems and Applications in ICT – an examined unit accounting for 40% of the overall award
- Unit 2 – Applying ICT – assessed by controlled assessment task accounting for 30% of the overall award
- Unit 3 – Practical Problem Solving in ICT – assessed by controlled assessment task accounting for 30% of the overall award
Please follow the link below to access the full specifications for Information and Communication Technology on the awarding body website:
The BBC Bitesize revision website has a range of activities and test materials for GCSE subjects. The link below will take you to the GCSE subject page for Information and Communication Technology where you can choose a topic to revise: