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This syllabus encourages learners to become effective and discerning users of IT. It helps them to develop a broad range of IT skills, knowledge and understanding. Learners study the structure and use of IT systems within a wide range of organisations, including the use of a variety of computer networks. As a result, learners gain an understanding of IT system life cycles, and how these affect the workplace. They also learn about the wider impact of IT on society in general. At A Level, learners also study simple programming for the web relevant to their own use of IT.
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
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.
From 2020, we have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates - learn more.
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We review all of our syllabuses regularly to make sure they continue to meet the needs of our schools and are up-to-date with current thinking. We have updated this syllabus and all assessment materials or first examination in 2022.
The updated syllabus is for examination from March 2022. Please see the 2022-2024 syllabus above for full details.
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View supporting resources for Cambridge International AS & A Level Information Technology (9626).
Cambridge International AS & A Level IT (Hodder)
Develop theoretical and practical IT skills with this comprehensive Student’s Book written by experienced authors and examiners specially for the new Cambridge International AS & A Level IT syllabus (9626).
Read more on the Hodder website
IT for Cambridge International AS & A Level (Cambridge University Press)
Encourage your students to develop their hands-on IT skills with 50% more practical activities than the previous edition. Detailed explanations with examples and exam-style questions provide students with everything they need to practise in class or at home.
Read more on the Cambridge University press website