The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It develops successful students, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education, including progression to A and AS Level study, and equips them with skills for immediate employment. Cambridge IGCSE is recognised by universities and employers worldwide.
Grading is on an eight-point scale (A*–G) and grades A to E are equivalent to O Level grades A to E.
IGCSE is a high profile qualification. It has exactly the same value in admitting students to institutes of further education and employment as the UK equivalent – GCSE.
Information and Communication Technology is an applied subject and all candidates will require frequent access to computer and Internet facilities to develop their skills.
The Information Communication Technology syllabus combines theoretical and practical studies focusing on the ability to use common software applications, including word processors, spreadsheets, databases, interactive presentation software, e-mail, web browsers and website design. It encourages learners to develop lifelong skills, including
All candidates will be entered for Paper 1, 2 and 3.
A written paper contains multiple-choice, short-answer and structured questions. There will be no choice of questions.
The practical tests focus on the candidate’s ability to carry out practical tasks rather than to explain the theory of how the tasks are completed. Candidates are assessed on their ability to complete these tasks.
All 3 papers will take place at FUTUREKIDS Computer Learning Center, by means of a CAIE-set assessments, under controlled examination conditions. The documentation and printouts produced in the assessment will be externally marked by CAIE.
Examinations are held in June and November each year with results issued in August and February respectively.
The curriculum content is set out in sixteen interrelated sections. These sections should be read as an integrated whole and not as a progression. The sections are as follows:
For more detail, please visit the following link: CAIE IGCSE - ICT (0417)
|Module||Section(s) Covered||Study Hours|
|Module 1: Presentation Authoring||12, 19||9 (6 Lessons)|
|Module 2: Data Analysis||16, 20||12 (8 Lessons)|
|Module 3: Website Authoring||12, 21||12 (8 Lessons)|
|Module 4: Data Integration||13, 14, 15, 17, 18||21 (14 Lessons)|
|Module 5: Computer Systems & Networking||1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10||24 (16 Lessons)|
|Module 6: Application and Effects of ICT||5, 6, 9, 11||21 (14 Lessons)|
|Module 7: Systems Analysis and Design||7, 15||12 (8 Lessons))|
Please click on the following links for further detail about the schedule.