Book Contents

The ITGS syllabus is fully covered in the textbook, including the two Higher Level topics (IT Systems in Organisations and Artificial Intelligence and Robotics). It does not cover the Internal Assessment practical project, as this topic does not lend itself well to the textbook medium. However, the internal assessment project page of this site contains help for the practical project. The annually issued ITGS case study is also supported with resources and lesson ideas on this site.

Textbook features include:  
  • Clear objectives for each chapter, tied directly to the ITGS syllabus, so you can be sure that all aspects of the course are being covered.
  • Course content is explained through clear and up to date examples, plus historical context.
  • Over 200 varied exercises, mixing ethical discussion points, classroom exercises, practical activities, and exam style questions to cover the syllabus content from a variety of assessment angles. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) links are included, enabling integration with the IB core hexagon.
  • Over 300 diagrams, photographs, and illustrations to bring topics alive.
  • Key language review for every chapter, plus a complete glossary of ITGS terminology.
  • Fully cited examples in every chapter mean students can extend their learning with wider reading—an essential part of IB courses.
  • Online support to extend learning with additional case studies, links, and activities.


The table of contents can be viewed below, or a detailed table of contents can be downloaded here (PDF):

  • Chapter 1 - Introduction to ITGS
  • Chapter 2 - Hardware
  • Chapter 3 - Software
  • Chapter 4 - Networks
  • Chapter 5 - Security
  • Chapter 6 - Multimedia
  • Chapter 7 - Databases
  • Chapter 8 - Models and Simulations
  • Chapter 9 - Business and Employment
  • Chapter 10 - Education
  • Chapter 11 - Environment
  • Chapter 12 - Health
  • Chapter 13 - Home and Leisure
  • Chapter 14 - Politics and Government
  • Chapter 15 - IT Systems in Organisations
  • Chapter 16 - Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Chapter 17 - Glossary of ITGS terminology