Overview

Key ideas and topics covered

How are students assessed?

Year 9 & 10

Students will sit practice papers throughout the course. These do not count towards the final exam. 

Students are completing coursework throughout these two years.

Year 11

Students will sit practice papers throughout the course. These do not count towards the final exam. 

There will be one final GCSE exam paper. The paper will assess student understanding of computer systems. 

Students also complete a mandatory coursework unit “Using ICT to create business solutions”, and two optional units; one focusing on the “Business information systems strand” and the other as a more “creative strand”. Each coursework unit should take approximately 30 guided learning hours to complete, including specific theory towards units. Each is weighted 25% towards final grade.