Suitable replacement qualifications for GCSE ICT

12 December 2016

Following the announcement from the DfE in November 2015 that GCSE ICT would not be reformed, our options in Information Technology at KS4 include CiDA and the BTEC First Award. 

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Available qualifications

Available for teaching in September 2017:

BTEC Tech Award in Digital Tools and Technologies

Following feedback from the DfE, we are reviewing our BTEC Tech Award in Digital Tools and Technologies and will let you know as soon as a revised specification is available. This would be for first teach September 2018 and for the 2020 KS4 performance tables in England. 

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Pearson also has a suite of current ICT and computing qualifications to give you and your students as much choice as possible for the future.  We offer:

We will of course continue to support you with any of these qualifications in this time of change.


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