The Pioneers Academy

The Pioneers Academy

  • IT

    IGCSE Information Communication Technology

    Examining Board: EdExcel (4IT1)

    Aim of the course

    The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

    • explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society
    • learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts by individuals and organisations
    • develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice
    • work with a range of digital tools and techniques to produce effective ICT solutions in a range of contexts

    Overview of the course

    The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) comprises six topics:

    1. Digital Devices
    2. Connectivity
    3. Operating Online
    4. Online Goods and Services
    5. Applying Information and Communication Technology
    6. Software skills

    Examination and Assessment Methods

    Students will sit two exams – one written paper and one practical paper. 

    Written paper from topics 1 to 4 – 1 hour and 30 minutes (50% of the total IGCSE)

    Practical paper from topics 5 and 6 – 3-hour practical exam (50% of the total IGCSE)