Information and Communication Technology (2520)

The Department for Education announced on 3 November 2015 that AS and A-level ICT cannot be redeveloped under government changes to A-levels.

Our regulator Ofqual currently state that, with the exception of re-sits, the last time students will be able to sit exams in ICT will be in summer 2017 (AS level) and summer 2018 (A-level).

Ofqual are still consulting on the availability of re-sits. We expect them to be available in summer 2018 (AS level) and summer 2019 (A-level and possibly AS level), but this will be restricted to students who have previously certificated.

As an alternative, you may like to consider A-level Computer Science or one of our Level 3 ICT Tech-levels.

Find out more about these changes and which qualifications we are planning to offer in the future. You can also contact the customer support team using the details shown below.

This exciting new specification brings the study of ICT up to date for the 21st century. It has the backing of a range of industries, higher education and the National Computing Centre.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The last January exams for AS and A2 were in January 2013.
The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title Information and Communication Technology
Specification code 2520
Certification code 1521 AS
2521 A2
QAN codes 50024371

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Nick Hughes

Nick Hughes and the customer support team.
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