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18/08/17

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Great to see student Samantha-Jo Onyekwere celebrating a phenomenal 4 A*s in Scroll down to see! https://t.co/fu6FqYVX3C

17/08/17

story on our A level results today https://t.co/qHbPEHIcQL https://t.co/TaDG6FkErQ

17/08/17

Have a think of how you have done in A level ...table by of % of students attaining grades https://t.co/nbl7a4ejjk

17/08/17

A Level results collections today. See you soon https://t.co/LrzMveLJr5

16/08/17

For all parents and teachers - A level results advice https://t.co/4pmtF811pO

16/08/17

Good luck to all Sixth Form Harris receiving A/AS level results tomorrow! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow

27/07/17

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7 DAYS: Hidden Figures (PG) | Bring Along Baby https://t.co/mkTzCUSTWu

21/07/17

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3 WEEKS: Up (U) | Stanley's Junior Film Club https://t.co/CpiQihhVsh

21/07/17

Interested in a career in engineering - spend summer looking at this https://t.co/MWFojVmffx

21/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Welcome to our and colleagues for September by our Executive Principal, Nick Soar https://t.co/AVFwJZZ4hp

21/07/17

Former student quoted in parliament https://t.co/MWFojVmffx

21/07/17

To all our staff and pupils over the long summer weeks. Stay safe. Rest. Read. Try the Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater https://t.co/UySbFg2vJz

20/07/17

We say farewell to one of the greats of Careers Education https://t.co/ieUJCSDf6s

20/07/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Beautiful afternoon for the staff Softball game, Britain and Ireland vs the Rest of the World! https://t.co/sxWJbaoUCO

20/07/17

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Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

20/07/17

Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

18/07/17

Retweetd From Liz

visit to see Fiona working hard with Jack Petchey team. https://t.co/A6Zm3q4tS6

17/07/17

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Artist Tricia Trotman-Maraj work experience student; Saffron from https://t.co/4ue134NTUJ

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190! https://t.co/lQr9ld7aKS

13/07/17

thought you might like to see the victorious relay team https://t.co/U9Y6L7QjJS

Harris Academies
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Why study GCSE Computing?

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Computing and computer technology are part of just about everything that touches our lives from the cars we drive, to the movies we watch, to the ways businesses and governments deal with us. Understanding different dimensions of computing is part of the necessary skill set for an educated person in the 21st century. Whether you want to be a scientist, develop the latest killer application, or just know what it really means when someone says “the computer made a mistake”, studying computing will provide you with valuable knowledge

Course Outline

GCSE Computer Science

Computers are widely used in all aspects of business, industry, government, education, leisure and the home. In this technological age, a study of computer science, and particularly how computers are used in the solution of a variety of problems, is essential to learners.

Computer Science is a rapidly developing subject and one that is increasingly becoming essential in the age of digital media, applications and devices. As the world around us becomes smaller the digital world is expanding, this course will expand your skills and knowledge in logic, algorithms, the ethical and moral issues related to the digital world.

The exam board you be studying is AQA and you will be taught the following:

  • Fundamentals of Algorithms: what are they, how to search, sort and create
  • Programming: data types, arithmetic’s in a programming language, Boolean operators etc.
  • Computer Systems: hardware, software, systems architecture
  • Fundamentals of computer networks: what are the different types of networks
  • Cyber Security

Assessment

Paper 1: Computational thinking and problem solving:

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes (40%)

Paper 2: Programming

  • Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes (40%)

Non-exam Assessment: Programming Project

  • Non-exam assessment: (20%)

 Required skills / attributes

  • To achieve your full potential and succeed on this course, you need to have / develop these skills:
  • Be very hardworking and eager to learn as this will help with your progress
  • Be able to work independently and solve problems as you will need these skills to excel in the controlled assessment and would also sit an exam and should be able to answer questions
  • Be able to apply mathematical skills to code and think logically

Future pathway

A qualification in Computer Science can provide you with many opportunities and can lead onto A-Level and BTEC courses in Computing.  The subject is also ideal in preparing you for jobs that directly involve ICT such as IT Technician, Games developer, software engineering, web development.

Required skills / attributes

  • To be successful with this course you will need to have the following skills and attributes:
  • Willing to  learn advanced features of software
  • Be creative
  • Problem solve
  • Be able to produce Computer programs to a professional level