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Information and Communication Technology GCSE

This page contains information related to our legacy GCSE ICT specification available in England and Wales (taught from 2010).

For centres in England: please read the latest reform update for GCSE and GCE AS/A level ICT.

Course Materials

All course materials are available on our related documents page.

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Digital Resources

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Past Papers

Past papers and mark schemes are free to download.

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This subject uses e-submission for the submission of candidate work to WJEC for moderated or assessed units/components. For more information and guidance on the process please visit the e-submission webpage.

About this Qualification

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.

Circular 73

Please make sure you have read circular 73 about e-submission of NEA material”

Controlled Assessment

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.

All relevant controlled assessment materials are available on the Related Documents page.

Get In Touch

Our ICT subject specialists are on hand to answer any of your queries.

Subject Officer

Andy Parker
029 2240 4267
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Subject Support Officer

Kwai Wong
029 2240 4267
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Additional Contact Details


029 2026 5193


029 2026 5024

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GCSE ICT (Legacy) Examiners' Report Summer 2018

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2018 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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