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GCSE
Specification
Information and
Communication
Technology
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Our specification is published on our website (http://www.aqa.org.uk). We will let centres know in writing about
any changes to the specification. We will also publish changes on our website. The definitive version of our
specification will always be the one on our website; this may differ from printed versions.
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GCSE ICT for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.1)
Contents
1 Introduction 3
1.1 Why choose AQA? 3
1.2 Why choose AQA's GCSE in Information and
Communication Technology? 4
1.3 How do I start using this specification? 5
1.4 How can I find out more? 5
2 Specification at a Glance 6
3 Subject Content 7
Content Overview: Full Course 7
ICT systems and applications 8
Detailed Content 9
3.1 Current and emerging technologies 9
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GCSE ICT for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.1)
6 Controlled Assessment administration 89
6.1 Authenticating controlled assessment work 89
6.2 Malpractice 89
6.3 Teacher standardising 90
6.4 Internal standardising of marking 90
6.5 Annotation of controlled assessment work 90
6.6 Submitting marks and sample work for moderation 91
6.7 Factors affecting individual candidates 91
6.8 Keeping candidates' work 91
7 Moderation 92
7.1 Moderation procedures 92
7.2 Consortium arrangements 92
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GCSE ICT for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.1)
1 Introduction
1
1.1 Why choose AQA?
We are the United Kingdom's favourite exam board individual support for Controlled Assessment
and more students get their academic qualifications
from us than from any other board. But why are we 24-hour support through our website and
so popular? online with Ask AQA
We understand the different requirements of past question papers and mark schemes
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GCSE ICT for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.1)
1.2 Why choose this GCSE in Information and Communication
1 Technology?
AQA's specification for GCSE ICT brings the subject of Systems and Applications in ICT is
content right up to date with resources that have particularly useful in the context of there being
been designed to engage all students. At the same no tiered assessment at Foundation and
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GCSE ICT for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.1)
Subject Content
8 Summary of Subject Content
1.3 How do I start using this specification?
To ensure you receive all the teaching and Step two:
examination material, it is important that the person
1
Inform your Exam Officer of your choice
responsible for making the decision to teach AQA to ensure you receive all your examination material.
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GCSE ICT for certification from June 2014 onwards (version 1.1)
3 Subject Content
Content Overview: Full Course*
This subject content should be taught using a range of realistic contexts which include the home,
leisure, recreation, school and education, the community, public services, business and industry.
The subject content is arranged in four Sections, 3.1 to 3.4. Below is an overview of the four sections.
Section 3.1 Teaching and learning opportunities for
Current and emerging technologies functional elements of ICT in the
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