GCSE Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is concerned with the handling of information (which may consist of text, numbers, graphics, sound and other signals) and involves creating, accessing, storing, organising, processing, presenting, communicating and transmitting information in a variety of electronic forms. The revised CCEA specification allows students to become independent and discerning users of ICT, able to make informed decisions about its use and aware of its implications for individuals, organisations and society;

The CCEA specification provides pupils with opportunities to:

  • acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts;
  • develop ICT-based solutions to solve problems;
  • develop their understanding of current and emerging technologies and the social and commercial impact of these technologies;
  • develop their understanding of the legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues raised by ICT;
  • recognise potential risks when using ICT, and develop safe, secure and responsible practice;
  • develop the skills to work collaboratively; and evaluate ICT-based solutions.


The scheme of assessment consists of coursework (60%) and one written examination paper (40%).

Coursework will consist of five CCEA set assignments, internally assessed under controlled conditions and externally moderated.

There is one tier of entry allowing candidates to achieve grades in the range of A*- G.

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Examination Date  – Summer 2012

GCSE ICT Unit 3 – Friday 1st of June 2012    9.30 am