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Updated IGCSE ICT Syllabus

Updated IGCSE ICT (0417) syllabus 2020/2021

The 2020 Cambridge IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (0417) syllabus and specimen assessment materials are being updated. Download the comprehensive syllabus here

Updated IGCSE ICT Syllabus


Syllabus update:

Cambridge IGCSE® Information and Communication
Technology (0417) for examination in 2020


The 2020 Cambridge IGCSE Information and Communication Technology (0417) syllabus and specimen assessment materials are being updated.

These materials will be available soon.
From 2020 this syllabus will no longer be regulated by the qualifications and examinations regulator in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The syllabus and specimen papers have been updated to reflect the
change in regulated status.


The syllabus has been updated with new name for Cambridge Assessment International Education

Updated IGCSE ICT (0417) syllabus 2020/2021.


The CIE Syllabus

The notes within this website have been written to cover a specific syllabus: CIE’s 0417 IGCSE ICT.

Paper 1 Theory

This is a compulsory paper consisting of multiple choice, short answer and structured questions. The questions are set on ALL sections of the syllabus content (yes, that means the practical part as well). Each individual question is set within separate contexts of ICT applications in everyday life. You must answer all questions. Your answers will be written on the question paper.

Paper 2 Document Production, Data Manipulation and Presentations

These are the sections you should study for Paper 2:

  • 17 Document production
  • 18 Data manipulation
  • 19 Presentations

Note that you will also need to show your knowledge and understanding of sections 1–10, and demonstrate
the practical skills relevant to sections 11–16.


Paper 3 Data Analysis and Website Authoring

These are the sections you should study for Paper 3:

  • 20 Data analysis
  • 21 Website authoring

Note that you will also need to show your knowledge and understanding of sections 1–10, and demonstrate
the practical skills relevant to sections 11–16.


Important notes for Paper 2 and Paper 3

These is a compulsory papers. They are both practical tests which comprise a number of tasks to be taken under examination conditions and focuses on your ability to carry out practical tasks by applying your knowledge and understanding.

A scenario is described at the start of each paper and each task has a purpose within this scenario.

  •  You will NOT have access to the internet or email for paper 2 nor paper 3.
  • For each of the tasks, you will be provided with  source files.
  • You will work through the steps of each task in order and can track your progress by marking off each question number as you progress through the paper.
  • At the end of each task, you are prompted to produce evidence of your work by creating screenshots and placing these within an Evidence Document and making printouts.
  • It is essential that you remember to have your Centre  numbercandidate  number and name PRINTED on each piece of evidence.

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