Subject Vision and Intent
The aim of the computing department is to enable all pupils to be confident digital citizens, who have the opportunity to embrace technology and develop transferrable skills. To help prepare students for jobs in the Computer Science industry and achieve their full potential.
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Autumn Term 1
E-Safety and Ethics
How a computer works
Computer and Crime and Security
Data Storage - Binary and Hexadecimal
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Key Stage 4
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Computer Studies consists of 2 papers
Paper 1- Computer systems. 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper 2 - Computational thinking, algorithms and programming, 1 hour 30 minutes
Component 01: Computer systems
Introduces students to the central processing unit (CPU), computer memory and storage, data representation, wired and wireless networks, network topologies, system security and system software. It also looks at ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns associated with computer science.
Component 02: Computational thinking, algorithms and programming
Students apply knowledge and understanding gained in component 01. They develop skills and understanding in computational thinking: algorithms, programming techniques, producing robust programs, computational logic and translators.
Students are to be given the opportunity to undertake a programming task(s) during their course of study which allows them to develop their skills to design, write, test and refine programs using a high-level programming language. Students will be assessed on these skills during the written examinations, in particular component 02 (section B).