Information Communication Technology

Key Stage 4

What qualification will the course lead to? GCSE

Which Examination Board? Edexcel

Course content

Unit 1: Living in a Digital World - In this unit, students will explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society. Students will learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and wellbeing and on the move). Students will develop an awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.

Unit 2: Using Digital Tools - This is a practical unit. Students will broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. Students will work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. They will learn to reflect critically on your own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.

How will students be assessed?

60% is controlled assessment (practical tasks) in Year 10 and Year 11

40% is written examination (ICT theory) in Year 11