FAQs for AS & A Level Information Technology (9626)


What are the software requirements?

We do not usually recommend software for AS/A Level Information Technology (9626). Schools can choose their own as long as students can fulfil all the Assessment Objectives of the syllabus. However, we can suggest the following applications as possible options:

  • Sound: Audacity
  • Animation: Flash
  • Video: Microsoft Live Movie Maker
  • Database and file concepts: Microsoft Access

Where can I find information on conducting the 9626 practical tests?

Our regulations for running Cambridge International AS/A Level Information Technology practical tests are available in section 5 (Special instructions for particular exams) of our Cambridge Handbook here.

Further instructions for administering the practical tests will be sent to you in the exams officer eNewsletter, the most recent editions of which can be found here, and with your confidential source files.

Where can I find the source files, Assessment Record Folder (ARF) and Supervisor's Report Folder (SRF) for 9626?

Source files for 9626 practical tests will be available to download from our Digital File Despatch website three days prior to each test date centres have entries for (5 days prior for Associates). Once materials have been made available the main contact at the centre will receive an automated email to alert them. Question papers for 9626 practical tests are despatched in hard copy as per normal.

SRFs for 9626 practical tests are provided with the source files and only in soft copy, as the work and attendance register is submitted electronically using Secure Exchange. There is no requirement to submit any work or documentation for 9626 practical components in hard copy to us.

There is no ARF required for 9626. The soft copy of the attendance register can be found on our website.

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