The syllabus combines theoretical and practical studies focusing on the ability to use common software applications to solve problems, including word processors, spreadsheets, databases, interactive presentation software, web browsers and website design. Learners analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate ICT systems, ensuring that they are fit for purpose.

Look at the overview of exam paper 1:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JXRYAaIEvFFt7nqV61lqNyN7OsfrU1Bk

Look at the overview of exam paper 2:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JXRYAaIEvFFt7nqV61lqNyN7OsfrU1Bk

Teach ICT for information on managing your documents while completing the course.

Unit 1: Digital Devices

1.1 Digital Devices

1.2 Software

1.3 Memory and Processing

Teach ICT for information on :

  • Mobile Phones

  • Communication Methods

  • Communication in organisations


Unit 2: Connectivity

2.1 Digital Communications

2.2 Networks

Teach ICT for information on:

  • WiFi

  • Networks


Unit 3: Operating Online

3.1 Risks to data and personal information

3.2 Impact of the internet

3.3 Online Communities

3.4 The implications of digital technologies

Teach ICT for information on:

  • Data Protection

  • Computer Misuse Act

  • Copyright

  • Hackers/ Online Crime

  1. http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_new/gcse_ict_home.html

  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/implications/0moralandsocialissuesrev3.shtml

Unit 4: Online Goods and Services

4.1 Online Services

4.2 The cloud

Online services:

  • https://getrevising.co.uk/diagrams/online-services

The Cloud:

Unit 6: Software Skills

6.1 File Management

To ensure your work is easy to find, use relevant file and folder names and a sensible folder structure. It is important to use an approach that will allow you to find your work more efficiently.

6.2 Word Processing

Look at these website to find out more and maybe challenge yourself to creating some documents more efficiently.

Mastering your skills, try a test: http://www.teststeststests.com/mswordtest.htm

6.3 Graphics

There are two main graphic types - bitmap graphics and vector graphics. Bitmap graphics are made up of pixels of different colours. Vector graphics are made up of objects. Find out more:


6.4 Presentation

PowerPoint uses a graphical approach to presentations in the form of slide shows that accompany the oral delivery of the topic.

Let's learn about presentations, know your basics.