Information Technology in a Global Society

unit icon 30 Units
unit icon 249 Lessons
unit icon 2 Years
Information Technology in a Global Society looks at technological innovations and their social and ethical impact on the world today. Students will have the opportunity to develop an authentic experience with the IT that is discussed and evaluated; access source material in a variety of media; and learn at their own pace and in a location of their choice.

Digital Society will replace ITGS as of September 2022, for the first assessment in 2024. Click here to view our Digital Society HL course.

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N2023 Year 2

$1,390 *

Please note, that all courses offered are subject to receiving a minimum of 5 students at the beginning of the academic year. We will contact the school prior to the course start date if we are unable to take a course forward.

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Course Structure

The course covers the following topics:

  • Course Overview
  • Introduction to ITGS
  • Networks
  • Internet
  • Hardware and Software
  • Business and Employment
  • Revision and Semester Test
  • Spreadsheets, Modelling and Sims
  • Databases
  • Health
  • IA & Project Management
  • Multimedia & Digital Media
  • Personal and Public Communication
  • Home and Leisure
  • Politics and Government – Part 1
  • End of Year Exam and Revision
  • Politics and Government – Part 2
  • Case Study
  • Environment
  • Case Study Continued
  • IA First Final Draft
  • Education and Training
  • Review and Semester Exam
  • Information Systems in Organizations
  • Trial Exam
  • Information Systems in Organizations
  • Final IA
  • Robotics, AI and Expert Systems
  • Case Study Focus
  • Course Review

The Benefits

Taking ITGS HL online will enable students to:
  • develop in-depth understanding of the trends of Information Technology.
  • learn to write analytically with a global perspective in mind.
  • become experienced in a wide range of technical and social tools.
  • develop 21st century skills like time management, communication and digital literacy which are much in demand by employers.


What is different in taking ITGS HL online?

Students will have the opportunity to:
  • develop an authentic experience with the IT that is discussed and evaluated.
  • access source material in a variety of media.
  • access a structured learning environment that provides flexibility and support in equal measure.
  • study alongside students from around the world.
  • regularly communicate with teachers and fellow students.
Some things won’t be different though. Standards and expectations will be just as high as in a face to face classroom.  

Activities and Assessment

Students will engage the course content in a variety of ways including in-depth research, group work and weekly discussions focused on essential questions. They will also work on the production of a real world project for an authentic client.

Students are assessed on variety of formats that range from simple statements to in-depth and complex essay writing. Assessment is fully in line with IB criteria.


Advice from Our Teachers

In order to succeed in ITGS HL, we recommend students set aside six to eight hours a week.

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