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I'm choosing my GCSE options, and I want to do ICT.

Just found out in the options booklet provided by my school that they offer either Computer Science (like Computing - coding and all that stuff) and CiDA.

It is a level 2 qualification I think. The exam board is Edexcel.
I've been searching through the internet, and I can't find anything so i'm here for some help.

My questions are;

Is CiDA an actual GCSE?
Is it recognized by employers?

Thank you for your help!
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I did DiDa or CiDa for IT GCSE. They taught us how to create websites using Adobe Dreamweaver and edit videos and stuff. Idk what employers think of it but it does stand out on my uni application as it's the only subject where the exam board is stated as 'DiDa', while the others are 'edexcel, AQA etc'.
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cida is basically creating a website and using digital applications
use these links to find out what will be in the exams


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdM5Drj8nCQ
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBs...=1&app=desktop
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk7...N0GTzgCoQYjdHA
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(Original post by username2804178)
I'm choosing my GCSE options, and I want to do ICT.

Just found out in the options booklet provided by my school that they offer either Computer Science (like Computing - coding and all that stuff) and CiDA.

It is a level 2 qualification I think. The exam board is Edexcel.
I've been searching through the internet, and I can't find anything so i'm here for some help.

My questions are;

Is CiDA an actual GCSE?
Is it recognized by employers?

Thank you for your help!
if you wanna do ict, do both, but generally gcse computing will be more accepted, I do both and actually have my CiDA exam tomorrow.

CiDA is coursework heavy, fairly simple and quite tedious, takes up quite a bit of time

Computing is more fun and versatile, covering things from html, to computer hardware, if you like coding and programming such as python and also like learning about theory behind computers then this is the best option. Sixth forms and Universities would also prefer this.
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I do both, IT and computer science and I'll say IT is easier however less valued than computer science
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