ICT

Amendment to GCSE ICT Unit 2 ‘Music Festival’ controlled assessment brief – May 2013
The May 2013 ‘Music Festival’ controlled assessment brief (CAB) for 5IT02, available in the course materials, has been updated.

Moderator toolkit amendments for ICT
Please note the following minor amendments to the moderator toolkit for our ICT qualifications.

GCSE ICT Unit 2 (5IT02) controlled assessment brief availability
With the switch from modular to linear GCSE, there will be no more January sessions for moderation after January 2013. Here’s how it affects GCSE ICT.

Hosting Controlled Assessment Briefs online
Controlled Assessment Briefs (CABs) should not be made publicly available online.

GCSE ICT specification extension
The current GCSE ICT (2010) specification has been extended for delivery in September 2016.

CAB availability
The session availability of the CABs for both Unit 2 and Unit 4 have been updated in line with the extension of the specification.

DfE announcement on redevelopment of GCSE ICT for September 2017
DfE has announced that GCSE IT qualifications cannot be developed for first teaching in September 2017 as a replacement for current GCSE ICT qualifications.

GCSE Computer Science (2013): Controlled assessment FAQs
We've created an FAQs document about the 2016 controlled assessment task for GCSE Computer Science 2013.

Suitable replacement qualifications for GCSE ICT
Following the announcement from the DfE in November 2015 that GCSE ICT would not be reformed Pearson has developed a new BTEC Tech Award in Information Technology.

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