Computer Science

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Type of course:   GCSE
How is the course assessed?
2 examinations (1 hr 30 each) worth 80% of course
Controlled Assessment worth 20% of course
What topics/ units will you study?
Unit 1 - Computer Systems
Unit 2 – Computational thinking, algorithms and programming 
Unit 3 – Programming project
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need?
Someone who enjoys programming/coding, they can work well as part of a team or on their own, they enjoy solving problems and learning about how computers work.
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
Coding club, Digital Leaders, links with representatives from the IT industry.
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
Computer Science A Level and beyond, Programming, Game designer, App designer, ICT support, web designer.
How will this course help you to get a job?
Employers like applicants who can demonstrate sound ICT skills, who can demonstrate problem solving and organisational skills. You will learn programming skills using a range of languages and tools.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mr Grimshaw 2W13
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
"I enjoy programming and the challenges this includes."
Year 10 student
"I like building computers and learning about the components."
Year 11 student