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Students develop an understanding of the implications of technology in society and the ways Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can help at home, work and the wider world. Through practical and theoretical studies, students solve problems using a variety of common software such as word processors and interactive presentation software.
Learners will analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate ICT systems, making sure that they are fit for purpose. There is an emphasis on developing lifelong skills, which are essential across the curriculum and their future career.
This syllabus is graded from 9 to 1 but is otherwise the same as Cambridge IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (0417). You will find past papers and other resources for Cambridge IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (0417); these may be useful for teaching Cambridge IGCSE (9-1) Information and Communication Technology (0983).
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
We revise our qualifications regularly to make sure that they continue to meet the needs of learners, schools and higher education institutions around the world and reflect current thinking. Please see the 2023-2025 syllabus document for full details on the changes.
The updated syllabus is for examination from June 2023 onwards. Please see the 2023-2025 syllabus for full details.
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Cambridge IGCSE ICT (Third edition) (Collins)
This course provides an engaging approach that uses scenarios to build skills and link theory to the practice of ICT, while showing students how to make progress, help prepare for their exams and achieve their targets.
Read more on the Collins website
Marshall Cavendish Education Cambridge IGCSE ICT (Marshall Cavendish Education)
This series encourages active learning and inquiry-based learning while metacognition is embedded throughout, allowing learners to delve deeper into the concepts presented and to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of technology.
Read more on the Marshall Cavendish Education website
ICT for Cambridge IGCSE (Third edition) (Cambridge University Press)
Develop a solid understanding of how and why technology and communication are core to the world we live in. A focus on practical skills enables students to apply theory to real-life scenarios, building core skills.
Read more on the Cambridge University Press website
Cambridge IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (Third edition) (Hodder Education)
Written by renowned expert authors, our updated resources enable the learner to effectively navigate through the content of the updated Cambridge IGCSE Information & Communication Technology syllabus.
Read more on the Hodder Education website
In June, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 and for centres in Oman and UAE. In November, this syllabus is available in Administrative zone 3 only. Check the administrative zones for your school.
Please note that if you make an entry for the 9-1 grading scale, it is not then possible to switch to the A*-G grading scale once the entries deadline has passed. If you find that you have accidentally made an entry for the 9-1 syllabus, you must withdraw and re-enter before the entries deadline.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
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