Students will learn about E-safety in order to help them stay safe on-line as well as learning how computers work. Students will also learn how problem solve and program using text based programming languages.
Students will learn about how sound and images are stored inside a computer. They will also learn how numbers and text are stored by computers. In addition Year 9’s will look at how networks function.
In the Summer term students will gain an understanding of databases and look at the issues surrounding cybercrime an cybersecurity. They will also use BBC microbits to further extend their understanding of computational thinking and programming.
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GSCE Computer Science – Edexcel
Year 10 Course
Students in year 10 GCSE Computer Science will be completing course which is 100% exam and includes mandatory non examined assessment.
The two exam based units are the Principles of Computer Science, a mixture of multiple choice, short and extended open response questions, worth 50% of the grade overall, and the Application of Computational Thinking, based on a scenario, a mix of short and extended open response questions, also worth 50% of the overall grade.
Year 11 Course
Students will begin Year 11 preparing for the non-examined assessment tasks set by the exam board. The non-examined assessment will focus on student’s ability to create a program to provide a solution to a given scenario. This must be completed by all students by February half term.
After December students will be following a revision programme which will provide comprehensive coverage for every topic in readiness for the two examinations; Principles of Computer Science worth 50% of the grade overall, and the Application of Computational Thinking, based on a scenario, a mix of short and extended open response questions, also worth 50% of the overall grade.