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Edexcel GCSE ICT 10 is a relatively new and interesting qualification completely centred round the “digital world”. The course is split into 2 Units and equates to 1 GCSE grade. In Unit 1 you will explore how digital technologies like mobile phones impact people’s lives, organisations and society. Unit 2 is a practical unit where you will broaden and enhance your ICT skills and capabilities by working with different digital tools to produce solutions to specific tasks.
Pupils will expand their skills of using the internet to gather information and will learn new ways to present it through different digital media such as videos, animation, audio, posters, interactive quizzes, podcasts and websites. Pupils will also expand their knowledge of databases and spread sheet models depending on the scenario given.
1 hour 30 minute externally assessed exam paper based on “Living in a digital world”. It is worth 40% of your grade. This will take place in the summer of Year 11.
40 hour’s internally assessed controlled assessment based around Using Digital Tools, the assignment is set by the exam board and is worth 60% of your grade. This Unit is all about ‘doing’ and is very practical, producing products such as Invitations, e-cards, digital posters, presentations, spreadsheets and much more all for a scenario which is given to you. This controlled assessment takes places over Year 10 and 11 during lesson.