During 2017/18, our Year 11 pupils who selected Information and Communication Technology as an option choice will be finishing a legacy course in GCSE ICT, which they have been studying since the beginning of Year 10. This course will be discontinued from 2018/19 onwards as it has subsequently been replaced by GCSE Computer Science, a new specification which KS4 pupils in Year 9 and Year 10 are now studying.

The legacy GCSE ICT course provide pupils with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about current and emerging digital technology and its impact on our lives
  • Work with a range of tools and techniques
  • Explore interactive digital products such as websites, computer games and databases.
Curriculum Overview
Year 10 Year 11
Preparation for Unit 1:

  • Digital devices
  • Connectivity
  • Operating online
  • Online goods and services
  • Online communities
  • Issues
Preparation and completion of Unit 2:

  • Research and information gathering
  • Modelling
  • Digital publishing
  • Evaluating outcomes
  • Working effectively and safely

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel GCSE ICT (2IT01)

Enrichment Offer

Pupils can use the IT facilities in the Department or the library at both lunchtime and after school, as well as attend after school homework/support clubs. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.

Useful Resources and Revision Support