Key Stage 4 ICT

Key Stage 4 - Edexcel GCSE ICT (Single Award)

The 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
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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 have 90 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 have 40 hours to complete the CAB 60%

for more information see the Edexcel website