Key Information

Examination Board Cambridge International Examinations
Syllabus Code  0417
Entry Requirements


ICT helps you to develop a wide range of practical skills and these will help you to use different software packages with confidence. Whilst the main focus is on practical skills and techniques, the theory helps you to understand how to apply these skills purposefully and safely.

Course Content


  • Computers and Components
  • Input and Output Devices
  • Storage Devices
  • Networks
  • Impact of ICT
  • Applications
  • Systems Analysis
  • Safety and Security
  • Audience & Communication


  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks


Paper 1 is a written exam (40%) requiring a mixture of short answers and longer, more detailed answers on ICT theory.

Paper 2 is a practical test (30%) focused on word processing and database skills. Paper 3 is a practical test (30%) focused on spreadsheet and web design. Both papers also test a much wider range of software skills.

Careers and Progression

Whilst we would hope you would continue to study ICT at A-Level, the skills learned at iGCSE would allow you to fit into any office environment with ease.

For more information, contact Mrs Kirkpatrick