Year 9 students have two lesson of Computer Science each week if they pick this as an option. Students are taught a variety of Computer Science skills, covering topics including HTML, Python programming skills and computer networks. All work completed is saved in an E-Portfolio which is reviewed at the end of each module. Assessments are conducted at the end of each topic.
What is GCSE Computer Science?
Computer Science puts an emphasis on the understanding of computer technology and how computer systems work. Students will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of computer systems, computer programming and acquire the knowledge and skills suitable for participation in the creation of software applications in the ever-evolving field of computer technology. Students are given the opportunity to develop interpersonal, academic and technical skills which will help them to meet future career challenges.
What will I study?
How will I be assessed?
Students achieve GCSE grades (9-1)
Students sit 2 exams at the end of Y11
Component 1 is an exam worth 50% of the overall grade.
Component 2 is an exam worth 50% of the overall grade.
Students are also required to complete a mandatory coursework component.
What skills will I need?
Computer Science provides highly motivated and committed students the opportunity to develop an understanding of computer systems and computer programming along with a logical approach to solving problems, helping them to prepare for further studies and future employment.
What happens in lessons?
Lessons are varied and will include a range of activities over the course, including:
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