Computing

Years 7-9

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Years 10-11 

What’s it worth?  1 GCSE

Why do it?

The 9-1 Computer Science GCSE is a reformed qualification designed to meet the need for people highly trained to study and work in the world of computing and technology. Such people will shape and change the future of the world with their skills and knowledge and creative ideas. Such people are in high demand.

What will you do? 

This two-year course has components that look at:

  • How computers store, process, format and transfer data
  • Computer network design and cyber security threats
  • Data encryption, algorithms and programming code
  • How to design, produce, test, and improve computer programs
  • How to read and use binary and logic

Assessment is via two exams sat in the summer: one based on computer systems and networks, and the other focussing on computational algorithms, logic, data and programming

What do you need?

To succeed in this subject, students will need to be:

  • Targeted a  grade 5/6 or above in Computer Science and/or have a recommendation from their class teacher, due to the high academic challenge of the course
  • Interested in the history of computing, current applications, and future technology concepts
  • Curious about how computers and devices work
  • Able to create, design and make their ideas reality
  • Tenacious in identifying and fixing problems
  • Able to think logically, imagine creatively and focus on detail

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