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IT in a Global Society IB at Hugh Christie School

Course description

About the Course


Board IB Diploma Programme (Standard Level)


ITGS is a subject that:

· Focuses on the systematic and critical study of human experience and behaviour relating to the relationship between human beings and IT systems.


· Requires students to have sufficient technical knowledge of IT systems to be able to make information decisions about their use (digital wisdom in contrast to digital literacy)


· Discusses the moral and ethical issues leading to informed decisions being made about the development, implementation, use and disposal of IT systems.


· Requires students to be able to competently use a range of digital technologies (digital literacy)


Course content

Units of Study


Strand 1 – IT in a Global Society

Students will look at scenarios as a basis for IT systems and the related social and ethical considerations. They need to be aware of current news stories relating to IT.

For the examination students answer 2 of 4 structured questions. The topics are presented as scenarios.



Strand 2 – Applications to specific scenarios

Students will look at Business and Employment, Education and Training, Environment, Health, Home and Leisure, Government and Politics. Within these areas they will look at how IT is used and consider the implications to the business.



Strand 3 – IT systems

Students will study core subjects including hardware and software.


Entry requirements

Students need to have a passion for the subject and be willing to embrace change. These students should have four Grades 9 to 4 including a grade 4 or higher in English and Maths.


All strands will be by external examination.


How to apply

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Last updated date: 22 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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