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    I am going into year 11 in September and currently study computing at GCSE. When I picked my options I really wanted to do ICT but my school don't teach it anymore, they say it is not on the "syllabus'. Since a young age I have always been a geek when it comes to computers I was always the person that would be telling everyone how to do things and I knew all the keyboard shortcuts

    Would it be possible to just take an exam with no coursework as I have so much coursework to get finished by the end of year 11 at the moment? Possibly would an IGCSE be an option?
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    I'm not sure about IGCSE but most ICT is coursework based. Cambridge Nationals for example is 75% Coursework and a 1 hour exam, WJEC is similar. Your school might enter you for it if your teacher was willing to help with and mark the coursework but if you already have a lot on your plate you might consider doing something like ECDL (which is four online exams.) They might not go for this however as you're already doing computing and the ECDL would be discounted against your computing.
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    you really don't need it - just find online courses on edx, coursera, or even headstart courses -- this would be great for your personal statement when the time comes
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    'm not really sure why you'd need to as you're already doing GCSE Computing which is more highly regarded. Keep teaching yourself skills with Excel, Word, Access etc but there's no need for a qualification in it.
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    Why would you want to do ICT GCSE it's horrific and very coursework based. Stick with computing! The coursework will be too much trust me, I didn't even finish the coursework after 2 years lmao.
 
 
 
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