Greensteds International School
Jun 23, 2017
IGCSE IT

IGCSE ICT

Information and Communication Technology (0147)

Introduction

This specification is designed as a two-year course combining elements of both the London Examinations Ordinary level GCE in Computing and CIE IGCSE in Information and Communication Technology. 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. This course starts at year 10 and continues in year 11.

 

 

Paper/
Component

 

Mode of assessment

 

Weighting

 

Length

 

1

 

Examination Paper 1F, targeting grades
A* – G

Theory paper

 

40%

 

1½ hrs

 

2

 

Examination Paper 2H, targeting grades
A* - G

Practical paper

 

30%

 

2½ hrs

 

3

 

Examination Paper 2H, targeting grades
A* - G

Practical paper

 

30%

 

2½ hrs

Students take all the 3 components.

The Course content for IGCSE ICT is as below:

Year 10

  1. Types and Components of Computer Systems
  2. Input and Output Devices
  3. Storage Devices and Media
  4. Computer Networks
  5. Data Types
  6. Communication
  7. Document Production
  8. Data Manipulation
  9. Integration
  10. Output Data

Year 11

  1. The Effects of Using ICT
  2. The ways in which ICT is used
  3. Systems Analysis and Design
  4. Data Analysis
  5. Website Authoring
  6. Presentation Authoring
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