ICT IGCSE is a two-year course. It aims to encourage the exploration and study of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in a variety of contexts: home, community, business, industry, recreation and education. In any given situation students will be given the opportunity to acquire competence, ability and critical skills through the implementation, use and evaluation of a range of ICT systems. Students can develop their interests in, enjoyment of, and critical reflections about ICT as an integral part of modern society

The specification aims to encourage candidates to

  • acquire and apply ICT skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts
  • develop ICT-based solutions to address challenges and solve problems
  • develop an understanding of ICT systems
  • develop an understanding and awareness of current and emerging technologies
  • develop an awareness of the legal, social, ethical and environmental consequences of the use of ICT systems for individuals, organisations and society
  • recognise potential risks when using ICT and develop safe, secure and responsible practice.

As one of the main uses of information technology in the world today is the processing, retrieving and displaying of information, the students will use packages such as:

  • Word Processor - Word
  • Spreadsheet: - Excel
  • Database - Access
  • Graphics - Photoshop/CorelDraw
  • DTP - MS Publisher
  • Website- FrontPage
  • Dreamweaver
  • Presentation-Powerpoint

The final IGCSE Examination consists of 2 components: written paper and a practical paper.

  • Practical Paper:- This practical computer-based examination, taken under controlled conditions, will consist of structured activities. It will take three hours (including printing time). The examination is untiered and will be targeted at students across the ability range A*-G. A one-week window of assessment will be provided in May.
  • Written Examination:- This written examination, lasting one hour and 30 minutes, will consist of multiple-choice and short-answer questions. All questions should be attempted. There will be no choice of questions. The questions will be graded and arranged in order of increasing difficulty. The examination is untiered and will be targeted at students across the ability range A*-G.