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Computer Science GCSE

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Computer Science (9-1) J277

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Why study Computer Science?

You will build on the skills you have already developed in Computer Science. Your programming skills are further developed using high-level textual programming languages (Python) to develop an understanding of how computer science is used practically in the real world. 

You will learn how to design, build and test a fully-programmed solution to a range of problems. The course provides a real study of computation and logic and enables you to apply computational thinking in a practical context. 

The course reflects today's global world; you will develop knowledge and understanding of how technology can be used proactively to help with current issues that impact modern society.  

Assessment 

You will be assessed by two examinations - one per unit. 

Computer Systems 

This is the more theoretical of the two units. You will cover a broad range of topics that show the impact of Computer Science on us as humans and how we, as a society, are making the best use of it. Topics include:

  • Systems architecture
  • Memory and storage 
  • Computer networks, connections, and protocols 
  • Network security
  • Systems software
  • Ethical, legal, cultural, and environmental impacts of digital technology

Computational Thinking, Algorithms, and Programming 

Topics include:

  • Algorithms
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Producing robust programs
  • Boolean logic
  • Programming Languages 
  • Integrated Development Environments

 

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