GCSE ICT (CCEA)
Through studying our GCSE in ICT, students become more independent and discerning users of ICT who can make informed decisions about its use. They have opportunities to acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts. They also develop their understanding of new technologies and their impact on society. They take a practical approach, developing and evaluating ICT-based solutions of their own to solve problems. At the same time, they focus on ensuring that their practice is safe, secure and responsible.
GCSE ICT is a practical, skills-based qualification that builds on the Key Stage 3 Curriculum and provides a foundation for students intending to study ICT at a higher level.
The course consists of three units- Units 1 & 2 are assessed entirely on Controlled Assessment tasks and Unit 3 is assessed with an end of Unit exam. Both controlled assessment modules contribute 30% each to the final mark with Unit 3 contributing 40% of the final mark.
Theory: Understanding ICT
Systems in Everyday
External Exam (2 hours)
This unit consists of three controlled assessments:
|Assessment Area||Software used||Time allowed|
|Databases||Microsoft Access||9 hours [11 periods]|
|Spreadsheets||Microsoft Excel||6 hours [7 periods]|
|Presentation||Microsoft PowerPoint||7.5 hours [9 Periods]|
This unit consists of two controlled assessments:
|Assessment area||Software used||Time allowed|
Microsoft Expression Web 4/iMovie
|11 hours [13 preiods]|
|Games development||Gamemaker||11.5 hours [14 periods]|