Information and Communication Technology GCSE
WJEC currently provides GCSE IT qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales. Please read the latest reform update for GCSE and GCE IT which affects schools and colleges in England.
WJEC has a Short Course and a Single Award with the 2 units of the short course a subset of the 4 unit single award. Our specifications are assessed by a mixture of exams (40%) and controlled assignment (60%) to give a flexible, up to date qualification which will engage learners. Text books have been published by Hodder and Folens along with a Teachers' Guide to support delivery.
For schools in Wales, WJEC has identified an overlap in terms of skills between WJEC GCSE ICT and the Essential Skills Wales ICT qualifications. Candidates submitting the unit 2 Controlled Task will meet the requirements of both with a little extra documentation.
Reform Update for ICT qualifications (November 2015)
Please read the latest reform update for GCSE and GCE ICT which affects schools and colleges in England.
Controlled Assessment Tasks
The new Controlled Tasks, Teacher Instructions and the datafile (unit 2), for submission in summer 2016 or summer 2017, for both Unit 2 and Unit 4 can be downloaded below.
The Controlled Tasks released in September 2014 can also be submitted in summer 2016. Copies of this can be obtained on request from WJEC using the e-mail addresses below.
Grade Boundaries (UMS/Raw Marks)
- Controlled Tasks
- GCSE ICT Specifications
- GCSE Sample Assessment Material
- GCSE Teachers' Guide
- Coursework Forms
- Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks.
- Current examinations timetable
- Online exam review
- Resources to help teachers deliver the theory content of the GCSE specification, are available on the Welsh Government Hwb.
For further information, please contact:
Ian Gillam - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5137
Kwai Wong - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5332
GCSE ICT Examiners' Report January 2016Download
Principal Examiners' Report
The 2016 Principal Examiners' Report, providing feedback on the 2016 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.