Functional elements of ICT in the subject content
Functional elements of ICT are embedded in the subject content of this specification – see references to ‘FE’ throughout Section 3. 53% of GCSE assessment is allocated to the Functional Elements in ICT.
The completeness of the subject content
Throughout the subject content the learning objectives are specified. These will not change during the lifespan of the specification. Examples are used to indicate the total range of items that should be taught. The indicative examples will be reviewed annually to accommodate emerging technologies and an update published in the specification on the AQA Website in September of each year. Any changes will be side barred and the version number of the specification will change. There is no intention for the assessment to go beyond the items listed other than in exceptional circumstances, for example where the speed of the introduction of a ubiquitous new technology outstrips the speed at which the specification can be updated.
- ICT systems and applications
- Current and emerging technologies
- A range of ICT tools and techniques
- Society’s use of ICT
- Collaborative working
- Controlled Assessment of Unit 2 (Full and Short Course)
- Controlled Assessment of Unit 3 (Full Course)