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Key Stage 4 - Edexcel GCSE ICT (Single Award)

 

ICTThe Edexcel GCSE ICT course involves students undertaking two units, one examination worth 40% of the total marks, and one controlled assessment worth 60%. students who follow this course will undertake the following units:

 

 

Unit title and summary

Assessment

Time
allocated

Weighting

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.

Written paper

Externally assessed

 

Students have90 minutes for the written paper

40%
 

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

Controlled Assessment Brief (CAB) provided by Edexcel, marked by teachers and moderated by
Edexcel

Students have40 hours to complete the CAB

60%

 

 

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