GCSE ICT Course
What board do we do? Cambridge CIE IGCSE course code: 0417
What is ICT?
Information and Communication Technology is concerned with the use of computers and related technologies. During the course, students gain practical knowledge of common software applications, including word processors, spreadsheets, databases, interactive presentation software, e-mail, web browsers and website design. They learn the basic concepts of ICT, gain awareness of how applications are used in the workplace, and consider the impact of new technologies on methods of working and on social, economic, ethical and moral issues.
Which subjects combine well with ICT?
ICT combines well with any other subject at GCSE level.
What careers and University courses can ICT lead to?
Knowledge of ICT is a life skill which benefits any field of study or career. Students who gain good grades can continue studies at A Level in ICT or Computing. Relevant University courses include Information Systems and Computer Science.
Written Paper 1: 40% (0417/12) 2½ hours
1. Types and components of computer systems
2. Input and output devices
3. Storage devices and media
4. Computer networks
5. Data types
6. The effects of using ICT
7. The ways in which ICT is used
8. Systems analysis and design
Practical Paper 2: 30% (0417/22) 2½ hours
Practical Paper 3: 30% (0417/32) 2 hours
10. Document production
11. Data manipulation
13. Output data
14. Data analysis
15. Website authoring
16. Presentation authoring
IGCSE Information and Communication Technology: G Brown and D. Watson.
(Hodder Education ISBN: 9780340983829)
The full specification is available at CIE