Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

GCE Digital Technology

Digital skills for tomorrow's world

3 good reasons to choose our qualification:

  1. New topics include coding, cloud computing and mobile technologies
  2. Case study involves a real-world situation which will be revised each year
  3. Weighting of units changed to 80% external and 20% internal assessment

This specification is for first teaching from September 2016.

Our GCE in Digital Technology is for students interested in current and emerging technologies, the impact they have and how to use them effectively. This qualification is likely to appeal to all, but it might particularly interest those who enjoyed studying digital technology, mathematics, sciences or technology and design at GCSE level or equivalent.

New technologies, networks and services are transforming the way we communicate with each other, how we work and the way we learn. GCE Digital Technology gives students opportunities to develop advanced skills in a range of development environments and apply these to relevant work-related scenarios.

Students will also acquire other skills valued in further and higher education, as well as in the workplace; these include research, investigation, analysis, communication skills, problem solving and working with others.

Find out more by reading an interview with CCEA Subject Officer for Digital Technology, Michael McEnery.

Interview with CCEA Subject Officer for Digital Technology, Michael McEnery