Key Stage 4 ICT

This Key Stage is delivered across two years (Years 10 and 11).

This is an optional subject.

Contact Time

All pupils will have five lessons each fortnight.

Exam Information

Students will study the Edexcel GCSE ICT course.

Unit 1: Living in a Digital World - 1 hour 30 minutes, written paper (40% of total GCSE)

In this unit, students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society.

They 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 wellbeing and on the move).

They develop an awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.

Students will take this paper at the end of Year 11.

Unit 2: Using Digital Tools - Controlled Assessment (60% of total GCSE)

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.

They learn to reflect critically on their own and others' use of ICT and to adopt safe, secure and responsible practice.

Students will work through five parts of the controlled assessment throughout Years 10 and 11.