Exam Board: OCR 

Award: GCSE 



Why do this course?

  • ICT is part of our everyday lives and supports study in many other subjects.
  • A qualification in ICT is valued by places of further education and by employers.

Course entry requirements

  • Suitable for years 10 and 11.
  • Have a good standard of Maths and English.

Key Topics / Subject content

  • Unit B061: ICT in today’s world - Candidates study a range of ICT systems, as used in the home, at school, and in society. Candidates need to be aware of current and emerging technologies and the impact that advances in technology may have on themselves and others.
    Unit B062: Practical applications in ICT - Candidates study a range of everyday software applications to be able to manipulate and process data and other information effectively and efficiently and to present information in a format suitable for purpose and audience. Candidates will select from a range of set tasks written to enable them to demonstrate their practical ICT ability.
    Unit B063: ICT in context - Candidates study a range of ICT systems in a business or organisational context. Candidates should be aware of current and emerging technologies and their impact on themselves and on others. The question paper is based upon pre-release material, relating to specified businesses or organisation(s) and its/their use of ICT.
    Unit B064: Creative use of ICT - Candidates will be required to complete a task by creating and developing a multimedia solution with appropriate elements such as: sound clips, video, animation, graphics. Solutions may include but are not limited to a multimedia presentation, multimedia website or computer game.
    Unit B065: Coding a solution - Candidates identify a potential coded solution to a problem and solve using basic programming techniques

Method of Assessment

  • Unit B061 ICT in today’s world exam 20%
  • Unit B062 Practical applications in IT Controlled assessment 30%
  • Unit B063 ICT in context exam 20%
  • Unit B064 Creative use of ICT Controlled assessment 30%
  • OR
  • Unit B065: Coding a solution
  • Grades are awarded from A*-G.


IT people not only need technical skills and knowledge but also other characteristics such as an ability to communicate clearly to all levels of business personnel; planning and project management skills; and excellent self-motivation, decision-making and problem-solving abilities

Progression Route

A GCSE in ICT opens up an incredible world of opportunities for work both in the technology industries and in supporting roles within other industries. GCSE ICT opens doors to diverse career paths such as games design, web and animation development, network management, network security, digital forensics, and mobile application development.


Contact us

Cherry Willingham Community School, Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4JP

Please direct enquiries to Ms. M Cooper in the first instance

  • Telephone: 01522 751040

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