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IGCSE ICT Course

This IGCSE ICT Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject.

You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

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Enrolment Fee:

£295.00

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Description

This IGCSE ICT Course will enable students to:

  • acquire and apply ICT skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of contexts
  • develop ICT-based solutions to address challenges and solve problems
  • develop an understanding of ICT systems
  • develop an understanding and awareness of current and emerging technologies
  • develop an awareness of the legal, social, ethical and environmental consequences of the use of ICT systems for individuals, organisations and society
  • recognise potential risks when using ICT and develop safe, secure and responsible practice.

Support

The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

Differences between Cambridge and Edexcel Exam boards.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

Fees

Course fees for payment in full include:

  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutor via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources, student materials, assessments, assignments, eBooks etc
  • Practice exam papers to prepare you for the real thing.
  • Tutor references and predicted grades once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Help finding an exam centre for you to sit your exam

Cambridge (2022)

Cambridge Course Code(s):

IGCSE Information & Communication Technology (ICT) (9-1): 0983

IGCSE Information & Communication Technology (ICT): 0417

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0983 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0417 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130 Hours


Specification for 2022 – Modules

  1. Types and components of computer systems
  2. Input and output devices
  3. Storage devices and media
  4. Networks and the effects of using them
  5. The effects of using IT
  6. ICT applications
  7. The systems life cycle
  8. Safety and security
  9. Audience
  10. Communication
  11. File management
  12. Images
  13. Layout
  14. Styles
  15. Proofing
  16. Graphs and charts
  17. Document production
  18. Data manipulation
  19. Presentations
  20. Data analysis
  21. Website authoring

Exam Papers:

Paper 1: Theory

Written examination: 2 hours

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Questions will be based on sections 1–21 of the subject content.

100 marks

40% of grade

Paper 2: Document Production, Data Manipulation and Presentations

Practical test: 2 hours 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: assesses the practical skills needed to use the applications covered in sections 17, 18 and 19 of the subject content

Candidates must demonstrate the practical skills relevant to sections 11–16.

80 marks

30% of grade

Paper 3- Data Analysis and Website Authoring

Practical test: 2 hours 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Assesses the practical skills needed to use the applications covered in sections 20 and 21 of the subject content

Candidates must demonstrate the practical skills relevant to sections 11–16/

80 marks

30% of grade

Cambridge (from 2023)

Cambridge Course Code(s):

IGCSE Information & Communication Technology (ICT) (9-1): 0983

IGCSE Information & Communication Technology (ICT): 0417

(Please note, there is no difference in the course teachings for the two specifications, there only difference is the grade you will receive once you have taken the exams. 0983 is graded 9-1, 9 being the highest while 0417 is graded A* to G, A* being the highest.)

Cambridge Exams: June & November

Cambridge Study Hours: 130 Hours


Specification for 2023, 2024 and 2025 – Modules

  1. Types and components of computer systems
  2. Input and output devices
  3. Storage devices and media
  4. Networks and the effects of using them
  5. The effects of using IT
  6. ICT applications
  7. The systems life cycle
  8. Safety and security
  9. Audience
  10. 10.Communication
  11. File management
  12. Images
  13. Layout
  14. 14.Styles
  15. Proofing
  16. Graphs and charts
  17. Document production
  18. Databases
  19. Presentations
  20. Spreadsheets
  21. 21.Website authoring

Exam Papers:

Paper 1: Theory

Written examination 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Questions will be based on sections 1–21 of the subject content.

80 marks

40% of grade

Paper 2: Document Production, Databases and Presentations

Practical test: 2 hours 15 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: assesses the practical skills needed to use the applications covered in sections 17, 18 and 19 of the subject content

Candidates must demonstrate the practical skills relevant to sections 11–16.

70 marks

30% of grade

Paper 3- Data Analysis and Website Authoring

Practical test: 2 hours 15 minutes

Availability: June and October

Assessment overview: Assesses the practical skills needed to use the applications covered in sections 20 and 21 of the subject content

Candidates must demonstrate the practical skills relevant to sections 11–16/

70 marks

30% of grade

Edexcel

Edexcel Course Code(s): 4IT1

Edexcel Exams:  January and June

Edexcel Study Hours: 130 Hours


Edexcel Modules

1.Digital Devices

  • Types of digital devices
  • Features of digital devices
  • Software
  • Types of peripheral devices- input and output
  • Types of peripheral devices- storage
  • Memory
  • Processors
  • ICT systems to meet specified needs

2.Connectivity

  • Types of digital communications
  • Factors influencing the choice of digital communication in a network
  • Requirements for connecting to a network
  • Benefits of using a LAN/hone network
  • Securing data on a network, including the internet

3.Operating Online

  • Potential risks to data and personal information when information is transmitted and stored digitally
  • Impacts of the internet on individuals
  • Online working from home
  • Impact of the internet on organisations
  • Impact of the internet on society
  • Types of online communities
  • Use of online communities
  • Implications of the use of digital technologies
  • Availability of information online and the use of online information

4.Online Goods and Services

  • Types of services
  • Impact of online services
  • Online software

5. Applying Information and Communication Technology

  • Software applications
  • Data and information
  • Using software applications
  • Reviewing outcomes

6.Software Skills

  • Word processing
  • Database management
  • Spreadsheet
  • Web authoring
  • Presentation
  • Graphics
  • File management

Exam Papers

Paper 1: Written paper

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

Availability: June

Assessment overview: Comprises a mixture of multiple-choice, short- and long-answer questions.

100 marks

50% of the total international GCSE

Paper 2: Practical paper

Practical examination: 3 hours

Availability: June only

Assessment overview: Assessed through a three hour practical examination which covers applying information and Communication Technology and Software Skills.

100 marks

50% of the total International GCSE

Q&A

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor. You do not have to wait until September, when a traditional school starts. 

Once you enrol, you will be asked to fill in an enrolment form. On the form it will ask when you wish to complete by, so we can ensure you are supported right up to when you take your exams.

Once you enrol, you will have access to our online portal 24/7. Here you will find study materials that have been specially prepared by your tutor, there will be assessments, study notes, eBooks and assignments all relating to your course. Everything in this course is structured to follow the course specification, so all topics and units cover everything you need to learn. Your tutor will mark your work and give you written feedback on areas you need to improve or explain what you have done well. You can also ask your tutor questions if you get stuck on a topic or need something explaining a little more. 

When you approach the exams, your tutor will set you a series of practise exam papers so that you can know what to expect in your exam, and you can go into them feeling confident.

You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations (including any practicals they wish to take) at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

All of our IGCSEs are available world wide. Meaning you can study with us from anywhere.

Cambridge, and Edexcel both have international exam centres, so you may be able to take the exams locally to you. Should you need any help finding a centre, then please do get in touch and we can assist you on this. 

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 130 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course. Despite having 24 months Tutor Support, once you enrol you will be asked when you wish to complete, and your tutor can work along side you to achieve this.

With online learning, having the flexibility is a real advantage. This allows you to set the pace. Take your time or Fast-track, get the qualification when you need it.

Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs are international qualifications. Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSEs can be taken worldwide including the United Kingdom. Both exam boards offer a similar specification however different courses can have a different structure. Both the Cambridge and Edexcel courses are full International GCSE qualifications.

It is recommended that you aim to book your examinations 4/6 month prior to sitting them to avoid late entry fee charges.  Additionally, we would advise that you contact a few exam centres and find out the best price, as they can fluctuate greatly. 

You will sit the same exam as thousands of students across the country in an exam centre, and achieve the same qualification as everyone else. IGCSE qualifications are recognised by universities employers, colleges and sixth form colleges, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Just like sitting your IGCSEs in a school, your tutor will be able to provide you with predicted grades, transcripts, certificate of graduation, and references for further education applications. 

Of course, all of our courses are tailored to cover the entire specification and are split into topics. You will have assignments to complete on every topic where your tutor will give you feedback. If you are struggling with an aspect then you can message your tutor and they can provide more information for you.

As your exams approach, your tutor will set a series of exam papers for you to take, so you can get a feel for the real thing.

If you complete all of your assignments, and your practise exam papers then there is no reason why you shouldn’t achieve a top grade.