Practical Skills for ICT: IGCSE is designed to help students prepare for the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) International GCSE (IGCSE) in information and communication technology (ICT) (2011 and 2012 syllabi). It provides guidance and tasks based on the practical elements of the examination (Papers 2 and 3), which make up 60% of the final marks. It should be used in conjunction with the Student Handbook for ICT: IGCSE published by Pearson Publishing, which is designed to cover the theoretical (knowledge and understanding) elements of the examination (Paper 1).
The IGCSE ICT examination is designed to prepare students for A- and AS-Level study and to equip them with skills for employment. The parts of the syllabi that are covered in Practical Skills for ICT: IGCSE are listed below, with the relevant section of this resource beside each part:
- Communication – Email
- Document Production – Word
- Data Manipulation – Databases
- Integration – All sections – see Tasks
- Output Data – All sections – see Tasks
- Data Analysis – Spreadsheets
- Web site Authoring – Web
- Presentation Authoring – Presentations.
An overview of the examination and guidance on how to prepare is provided in the Exam section.