GCSE Computer Science

🎓 The Course

A Computer Science qualification will, above all else, be relevant to the modern and changing world of computer science. Computer Science is a practical subject where learners can apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real-world problems. It is an intensely creative subject that involves invention and excitement.

Our Computer Science qualification will value computational thinking, helping learners to develop the skills to solve problems and design systems that do so. 

These skills will be the best preparation for learners who want to go on to study Computer Science at A Level and beyond. The qualification will also provide a good grounding for other subject areas that require computational thinking and analytical skills.

Due to the technical nature of the course, in order to be successful at GCSE, students will need to have a good level of attainment in Maths and Science, and also have demonstrated a keen interest in programming. If you are unsure and require further information, please contact Mr Ollivierre who will be able to guide you.

📝 Assessments

The new specification is split into three components: 

Component 1 – Computer Systems 

The first component is an exam focused on computer systems covering the physical elements of computer science and the associated theory. 

Component 2 - Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming 

This component is focused on the core theory of computer science and the application of computer science principles. 

Component 3 - Programming Project (non-exam assessment) 

This component is the non-exam assessment where candidates will be challenged by a range of exciting and engaging tasks to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned. 


Subject Contact:

Mr. Ford

Post-16 Academic:

  • A Level Computing
  • A Level ICT
  • BTEC Level 3 ICT

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  • Computer Science
  • Database Administrator
  • Games Development
  • IT Consultant
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Programmer
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Designers
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