Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

NOTE: CCEA will not be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

For centres starting teaching Sept 2017 please refer to the GSCE Digital Technology specification.

GCSE Full Course ICT

A guide to changes in GCSE Grading

The specification for GCSE ICT is available for first teaching from September 2010. We will make the first awards in 2012. There is one tier of entry.

Through studying our GCSE in ICT, students become more independent and discerning users of ICT who can make informed decisions about its use. They have opportunities to acquire and apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts. They also develop their understanding of new technologies and their impact on society. They take a practical approach, developing and evaluating ICT-based solutions of their own to solve problems. At the same time, they focus on ensuring that their practice is safe, secure and responsible.

Our GCSE ICT is a practical, skills-based qualification that builds on our Key Stage 3 Curriculum and provides a foundation for students intending to study ICT at a higher level.