IGCSE | IT
About this course
IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is a special educational programme of preparation for IGCSE examinations and getting a qualification that is globally-recognised. This qualification fits into the latest educational developments and trends all over the world and can be an ideal foundation for A Level and the International Baccalaureate Diploma programs. Students normally sit five to seven subjects in the last years of their school.
Why do students need IGCSE?
IGCSE program not only gives students a chance to go to the best colleges and universities, but also helps to develop their critical and creative thinking, independence, cultural and social awareness and thus building the foundation for further academic success. Good IGCSE exam results (points 4-9) is the best way to enter the best educational institutions all over the world.
How to choose subjects for study on the IGCSE program?
Traditionally, IGCSEs are taken in 5-6 subjects, depending on which path the students choose for their future profession. The range of IGCSE subjects is really wide but the students usually choose Mathematics, Business, ICT, English, Science (Biology, Physics or Chemistry) or humanities (Literature, Geography or History). When choosing the IGCSE subjects you should also consider your own interests and preferences. As a rule, IGCSE subjects are chosen “in excess”, so that it is possible to abandon disciplines which are more difficult to cope with.
In 2013 our British Online School Knowledge Space was accredited by Edexcel to run the programs in accordance with British educational standards. Since then, our students have studied various subjects at our British School and each year most of them pass IGCSE exams.
- Develop awareness of the latest digital technologies.
- Explore how digital technology impacts on the present-day society.
- Broaden and enhance ICT skills.
- Work with a range of digital tools to produce effective ICT solutions in academic and professional contexts.
- Parts of the body
- Seasons. Weather
Science vocabulary: About 120 words and phrases.
Topic 1: Digital Devices
- Types of digital devices
- Features of digital devices
- Types of peripheral devices – input and output
- Types of peripheral devices – storage
- ICT systems to meet specified needs
- Be aware of different kinds of digital devices (computers (mainframe computers, laptop and desktop computers), mobile phones; smartphones and specialist phones, tablet devices and how they connect to the network.
- Be able to describe the purpose and use of other digital devices such as:
- cameras and camcorders
- games consoles
- home entertainment systems
- media players
- Know about navigation aids and how they are used.
- Understand the terms ‘multifunctional’ and ‘convergence’ in the context of digital devices.
- Understand features of digital devices: portability, performance, storage, user interface, connectivity, media support, energy consumption, expansion capability, security features.
- Be able to identify the purpose of systems software and applications software.
- Know about operating systems and system software tools such as utilities.
- Know about the role/function of the operating system, including basic knowledge of:
- single user and network
- memory management
- resource management
- print spooling
- Know about software applications (apps), including office-productivity tools, web authoring, image and sound editing, presentation software, control software, project management software. Know about software licensing types (free/open source and proprietary software). Understand that the purpose of communication software is to provide remote access to systems and to exchange files and messages in text, images, audio and/or video formats between different computers or users.
- Know about types of output and input devices.
- Be able to differentiate between storage devices and the media used to store data.
- Know the characteristics of hard disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD), optical disk drives.
- Know that storage devices can be internal or external.
- Know about types of storage media.
- Understand the terms describing the capacity of storage such as bit, byte and multiples of these.
- Be able to describe the characteristics and uses of RAM and ROM and flash memory.
- Understand the function of the processing unit (CPU).
- Know how the speed of a processor is measured.
- Be able to identify digital devices and associated peripheral devices that meets particular needs, including accessibility.
- Be able to justify choices made in identifying and configuring hardware and software.
|IGCSE 14-16 y.o.|
|IGCSE preparation, 3 or more subjects from the list (English SL, English1, Math, Physics, Chemistry, ICT, Geography, Economics, Business)|
|72 lessons on each subject, every lesson lasts 60 minutes|
|Price of the course (3 subjects) 5100 EUR|
|Registration fee 250 EUR|
At the End of IGCSE Programme the students can take exams and get IGCSE certificates which allow them to apply to A-level, IB and other programmes of further education.