International School Ikast-Brande
Cambridge IGCSE Information and Communication Technology encourages learners to develop lifelong skills, including:
• Understanding and using applications
• Using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to solve problems
• Analysing, designing, implementing, testing and evaluating ICT systems, ensuring that they are fit for purpose
• Understanding the implications of technology in society, including social, economic and ethical uses
• Awareness of the ways ICT can help in home, learning and work environments.
There are 2 main elements of the course, Theory and Practical. Topics covered are as follows:
Types and Components of a computer system
Input and output devices
Storage devices and media
Networks and effects of using them
The effects of using IT
The system life cycle
Safety and security
Document Production (Word)
Data Manipulation (Access)
Data Analysis (Excel)
Website Authoring (HTML)
Topics to be studied:
Assessment and Coursework
Cambridge IGCSE ICT is assessed via three components.
All candidates take one written paper and two practical papers. It is mandatory that all three components are completed.
The practical assessments are worth a total of 60% and the written paper 40% of the final grade.
All candidates must take:
Paper 1 – Theory (2 hours)
This written paper tests sections 1–21 of the syllabus content. All questions are compulsory, mostly multiple choice or short answer questions, but also some require longer answers. This paper lasts 2 hours and is worth 40% of the final grade.
Paper 2 – Document Production, Data Manipulation and Presentations (2 ½ hours)
This test assesses the practical skills needed to use the applications covered in sections 17, 18 and 19 of the syllabus content. This paper lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes and is worth 30% of the final grade.
Paper 3 – Data Analysis and Website Authoring (2 ½ hours)
This test assesses the practical skills needed to use the applications covered in sections 20 and 21 of the syllabus content. This paper lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes and is worth 30% of the final grade.