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22/06/17

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19/06/17

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19/06/17

29C again tomorrow. Students should remember to bring water to school tomorrow and jumpers should not be worn. Keep cool. https://t.co/doLD88f6nX

19/06/17

Y7s comfortably beat rivals Archbishop Tenison's. This team is blessed with brilliant pace and footwork #🔥 https://t.co/NiUTW9u3pQ

19/06/17

Year 7 girls winning the 7 a side football tournament! https://t.co/U2FQo0rSfC

19/06/17

Outstanding solo try by Kyle-Luke in the Year 9s tour win over Q3 Academy #🔥 https://t.co/ORKmSZp9rK

19/06/17

Special thanks to for giving our GCSE PE students some new sporting experiences. https://t.co/BXv41enAik

19/06/17

Our team got on the pitch before the St Helens v Wigan game too! Thanks to for hosting us. https://t.co/6jInHEErxU

19/06/17

Thanks to for hosting. Both teams represented their academies brilliantly, good sportsmanship all round. https://t.co/z75hL6hxQD

19/06/17

Year 7s have made real progress in recent weeks and are becoming a strong team https://t.co/DFwgKFdurA

19/06/17

Sky Sports Workshop for the Talent ID Students on goal setting for the future! https://t.co/bia3N1IcbL

19/06/17

Showtime at Sadler's Wells Theatre https://t.co/ubksInV4db

19/06/17

Year 7 students excited to watch Ghost Dances at Sadler's Wells Theatre https://t.co/ITEJqTx2pM

19/06/17

Amazing performance this weekend. Joining forces with HCACP, Crystal Palace Community Choir and the London Mozart Players. https://t.co/2LjgCePfHf

16/06/17

A few members of our choir singing for the residents of The Manse care home. They make us feel so welcome. https://t.co/4NIvrbnKQi

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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