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Why ICT?

Information communications technology (ICT) refers to the study of any technology that uses telecommunication to store, transmit or access digital information. It focuses on the way that modern technology affects our society and how we communicate.

So it might sound a little complicated, but if you enjoy browsing the internet, happen to own a smartphone or often spend time watching digital television, you’ve already got a pretty good handle on the types of technology ICT covers. Furthermore, if you’ve ever talked to someone on Skype or WhatsApp, or sent an email or text rather than a letter, then you’ve probably also got some idea of how modern technology has changed the way we interact with each other - especially if you remember the days when a text message seemed high tech!

At GCSE and A-Level, ICT is taught as Computer Science or as Digital Skills.

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