Moderators' toolkit

You can check which file formats we accept for GCSE ICT units 2 and 4 by referring to the moderators' toolkit.

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Students must ensure that their eportfolio only includes work in the listed file formats. Moderators will not be able to access content that requires the use of any other application.

You should take care when selecting software programs to ensure that they can output one of these file formats.

Microsoft Publisher is not part of the moderator’s toolkit for GCSE. Work produced in MS Publisher (.pub) should be converted to an accepted format before submission.

Moderators will have java runtime environment installed.

Title File formats
Word processing  doc, .docx, .rtf
PDF documents .pdf
Presentations .ppt, .pptx, .ppsx
Spreadsheets .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm
Database .mdb, .accdb
Web pages .htm, .html

.avi, .mp3, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .midi, H.264, .wav, .wmv, .wma, .ogg, .ogm, .wav, .flv, .md8, .md9, .swf, .flv

(please note .md8, .md9 files will only be acceptable until 2015)

Image .bmp .gif .jpg .tiff .png
Image .sb, .sb2, .playmission, .exe, .jar

.exe files are accepted for Prezi projects and Games only.

Please ensure that all work is saved locally onto your CD, as links to live websites will not be accepted.

For further instructions on submission, please see the centre guidance document on the GCSE ICT course materials page.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the moderator’s toolkit, please email