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Information Technology

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Why Study Cambridge International AS & A Level Information Technology?

The Cambridge International AS & A Level Information Technology course encourages you to become effective and discerning user of IT. It helps you to develop a broad range of IT skills, knowledge and understanding.

You will 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, you will gain an understanding of IT system life cycles, and how these affect the workplace. You will also learn about the wider impact of IT on society in general. At A Level, you will also study simple programming for the web relevant to your own use of IT. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Data processing and information
  • Hardware and software
  • Algorithms and flow charts
  • eSecurity
  • New and emerging technologies
  • Programming for the web

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge International AS Level Information Technology requires about 180 hours of study, and Cambridge International A Level Information Technology requires about 360 hours of study. These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students who are beginning this course should have previously completed a Cambridge International GCSE course in Information and Communication Technology.

Grade B/6 or above in Information and Communication Technology at IGCSE (or equivalent) is required before starting Cambridge International AS & A Level Information Technology. It is also necessary that all A-Level students have IGCSE English Language or the equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.



Students studying AS Level Information Technology only take two papers out of four in a single examination series.

Students studying A Level Information Technology take all four papers.

Paper 1 Duration AS Level A Level
Theory 1 hour 45 minutes 50% 25%
Paper 2 Duration AS Level A Level
Practical 2 hour 30 minutes 50% 25%
Paper 3 Duration AS Level A Level
Advanced Theory 1 hour 45 minutes - 25%
Paper 4 Duration AS Level A Level
Advanced Practical 2 hours 30 minutes - 25%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International AS & A Level Information Technology can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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