GCSE Computer Science

Exam board: AQA
Why study Computer Science?

GCSE Computer Science is an introduction to the programming, theory and technology that is used in modern computing.  The majority of the course is delivered via project based learning, with the aim of giving our students a practical insight into the computing industry.  Students can use the experience to inform decisions about future learning and career opportunities. 

Topics covered in GCSE:

Programing, flow control and error handling

Hardware, CPU and memory

Systems development

Networking and the Internet

Database design and development


How it is assessed:

40% Final exam

60% Controlled Assessments –two separate assessments each taking a maximum of 25 hours of lesson time

Suggested Texts:

AQA GCSE Computer Science Student’s Book by Steve Cushing ISBN:978-1-441-8226-2