Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Students starting GCE Applied ICT in September 2016 will be the final cohort to take this specification. Final certification will be in Summer 2018 with a resit opportunity in Summer 2019.

Specification

Useful Downloads

Specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 15 August 2016
Specification (For first teaching Sept 2016)

Specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 18 June 2007
Teaching from September 2006, AS certification from Summer 2007, A2 certification from Summer 2008.

Related Circulars

GCE Applied ICT Specification Update (S/IF/36/13)
(PDF), Last Updated: 24 May 2013

Instructions to Teachers for Summer 2013: December 2012 Uploads (S/IF/86/12)
(PDF), Last Updated: 13 December 2012

Case Studies for Units 3, 4 and 14 (S/IF/35/12)
(PDF), Last Updated: 06 September 2012

AS/A2 Case Studies for Units 3, 4 and 14 (S/IF/100/10)
(PDF), Last Updated: 06 October 2010

Software Applications & Tools examination (S/IF/56/08)
(PDF), Last Updated: 12 November 2008

Case Studies (S/IF/77/06)
(PDF), Last Updated: 13 September 2007

Amendments to Specification (S/IF/62/06)
(PDF), Last Updated: 13 September 2007

Extension to Accreditation End Date - GCE Applied Business & Applied ICT and Change to AS/A2 Weightings (S/IF/07/16)
(PDF), Last Updated: 24 February 2016

Case Studies for Units 3, 4 and 14 (S/IF/61/13)
(PDF), Last Updated: 03 September 2013

There are a number of qualifications available at GCE Level. Students may undertake:

  • AS in Applied ICT (three units);
  • AS in Applied ICT Double Award (six units)
  • GCE in Applied ICT (six units); or
  • GCE in Applied ICT Double Award (twelve-units)

The three-unit award offers a broad based introduction to ICT and is suitable either as a complementary vocational course for students taking two to three other A Level studies or as a foundation course in the vocational area of ICT.

The six-unit course is appropriate either as further vocational study in the area of ICT or as a vocational AS or A Level for students taking two other A level subjects.

The twelve-unit course is appropriate for students planning to undertake higher level studies in ICT-related areas such as Web Design, Multimedia, Networking, and Programming.

The table below outlines the Applied ICT courses available at GCE. Units marked with a C are compulsory. Units marked with an O are optional.


Unit Title Three Unit AS (Single Award) Six Unit AS (Double Award) Six Unit GCE (Single Award) Twelve Unit GCE (Double Award) Mode of Assessment Weighting
AS Unit 1 Information & Communication Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory Coursework 16.66%
AS Unit 2 Software Applications & Tools Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory 2 ½ hour exam 16.66%
AS Unit 3 Organisations and Information Systems Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory Compulsory Coursework 16.66%
AS Unit 4 Web Design   Compulsory   Compulsory Coursework 16.66%
AS Unit 5 Spreadsheets for Business Applications   Compulsory   Compulsory Coursework 16.66%
AS Unit 6 Internet and Business   Compulsory   Compulsory Coursework 16.66%
A2 Unit 7 Investigating Systems     Compulsory Compulsory 2 hour exam 16.66%
A2 Unit 8 Database Development     Optional Optional Coursework 16.66%
A2 Unit 9 Website Design and Management     Optional Optional Coursework 16.66%
A2 Unit 10 Multimedia Technology     Optional Optional Coursework 16.66%
A2 Unit 11 Application Software Development     Optional Optional Coursework 16.66%
A2 Unit 12 Visual Programming     Optional Optional Coursework 16.66%
A2 Unit 13 Networking and Communications       Compulsory 1 ½ hour exam 16.66%
A2 Unit 14 Implementing a Business Solution       Compulsory Coursework 16.66%