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IB Diploma IT in a Global Society - Block A @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh

Course description

The IB diploma in Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) course is the study and evaluation of the impacts of Information Technology (IT) on individuals and society. The course explores the advantages and disadvantages of the access and use of digitised information at the local and global level.  ITGS provides a framework for students to make informed decisions about the use of IT within social contexts.

Course content

Year 1

  • Social and ethical significance
  • Application to specified scenarios

Year 2

  • IT Systems
  • The Project entails application of skills and knowledge to develop an original IT product for a specified client.

Entry requirements

  • 5+ A*-C (9-4) grades in GCSEs
  •  Grade 6 in English Language, Mathematics and a Science related subject


The course involves three written examinations which are 80% of the total qualification and one written report which is 20%.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.

Careers could include:

  • Software Analyst
  • IT Analyst
  • Website Designer
  • IT Consultant

Further information

Rav Hayre, DoL ICT

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years