GCSE Computer Science helps you think about how technology is created.
What will you study?
Over the course you will cover the following:
• Computational thinking: this is the process of thinking through a complex problem, taking the time to understand what the problem is and then develop potential solutions for evaluation. These are then presented in a way that a computer, a human, or both, can understand.
• Theoretical content: here you will understand the fundamentals of data representation and computer networks. You will earn about the computer systems that you will create and use and also delve in to the world cyber security and ethical legal and environmental impacts of digital technology.
• Aspects of software development: understand how to implement and test a design to make sure it works effectively. Learn how to complete an overall evaluation to help refine the end product.
How will you be assessed?
You will have two written exams which are 1 hour
30 minutes each. Together they contribute 100%
of your overall grade. Your programming project
assesses your ability to use the knowledge
and skills gained through the course to solve a
practical programming problem. You will follow a
systematic approach to problem-solving and will
be assessed over 20 hours of work.