The grid below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year:
Year 10 and Year 11
GCSE ICT is open to all students.
Unit 1 is a 1½ hr exam and worth 40% of the overall grade
Unit 2 is a 40 hour Controlled Assessment task worth 60% of the total grade
UNIT 1: Living in a Digital World
In this unit, students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society. Students 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 well-being, on the move). They develop 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 broaden and enhance their ICT skills and capability. They work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts. Students learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice. They put into practice what they learned about digital technology in Unit 1.