Year 11

Edexcel GCSE ICT – Unit 1: Living in a Digital World.

In Year 11 students explore how digital technology impacts on the lives of individuals, organisations and society. They learn about current and emerging digital technologies and the issues raised by their use in a range of contexts (learning and earning, leisure, shopping and money management, health and wellbeing and on the move).

They develop awareness of the risks that are inherent in using ICT and the features of safe, secure and responsible practice.

Students are encouraged to keep up-to-date with emerging technology as part of their learning experience. Technology updates will be provided on the Edexcel website.

The topics covered are:

  • Personal digital devices
  • Connectivity
  • Operating online
  • Online goods and services
  • Online communities
  • Issues


A 1.5 hour mock examination will take place in early December of Year 11.

The actual 1.5 hour exam is taken in the summer of Year 11