This is a practical, skills based unitised qualification.


The ICT specification aims to;

  • Encourage students to become independent users of ICT, make informed decisions about its use and be aware of its implications for individuals, organizations and societies.
  • Acquire and apply creative and technical skills in a range of contexts.
  • Develop ICT based solutions to solve problems.
  • Develop an understanding of current and emerging technologies.
  • Develop understanding of 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 needed to work collaboratively.
  • Evaluate ICT-based solutions.




Content Assessment Weighting Availability
Unit 1


Tools & Applications

Controlled assessment 30% January & Summer
Unit 2


Using Multimedia & Games Technology

Controlled Assessment 30% January & Summer
Unit 3


Understanding ICT Systems in Everyday Life and its implications for Individuals, Organisations, Society and the Wider World

External Exam

(2 hours)



40% Summer


This course has a heavy coursework load. Good attendance is essential. Pupils must be prepared to work independently, set high targets and stick to deadlines.


Anyone who wishes to study Computing / ICT / Applied ICT at ‘A’ Level will not be permitted to do so unless they have GCSE ICT.



Programmer / Systems Analyst / Software Engineer / Computer operator / Technician / Web designer / Multi Media Designer / Consultant / Business Project Management / Network Management / Sales / Technical Support / Games developer / Training / Research / Healthcare Computing Systems / Administration etc.