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Information and Communication Technology GCSE

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WJEC currently provides GCSE IT qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales. 

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.

Latest News

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)

Raw/UMS grade boundaries

Key Resources

For further information, please contact:

Allan Perry - Subject Officer 
Telephone: 029 2026 5311
E-mail: allan.perry@wjec.co.uk

Kwai Wong - Subject Support Officer 
Telephone: 029 2026 5332
E-mail: kwai.wong@wjec.co.uk


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GCSE ICT Examiners' Report Summer 2016 - LEGACY

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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