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14/12/17

A wonderful night this evening watching our cast of Matilda perform for . Thank you for hosting. https://t.co/oSiMhznGpX

14/12/17

Mr Soar enjoyed his Executive Principal's breakfast this morning with Year 11 - and this was just his plate https://t.co/3I4BwrmnAm

13/12/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Festive loveliness at the South site of https://t.co/K9iCL0Fpu9

13/12/17

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We're talking personal statements with at https://t.co/yr88eErdpx

13/12/17

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Great to see getting some good press for their success in league Well done all esp ! https://t.co/IuUlFFP4cL

13/12/17

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Read about outstanding success in from south London champions ... https://t.co/tcFc2N9Pbd

13/12/17

Thank you to all for their help in providing superb Christmas Lunch for all our pupils at Harris South & Upper Norwood https://t.co/472qBEc4Z7

12/12/17

The famous Norwood Christmas Lunch from https://t.co/hEKvVrdbou

12/12/17

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Christmas Lunch for all!! https://t.co/LLhhfWS9ff

12/12/17

Gosh! Is it that old? Here's a lovely one from today of the students presenting their version of Dahl's Matilda https://t.co/MWxAiytB7U

12/12/17

Christmas Lunch for all!! https://t.co/LLhhfWS9ff

11/12/17

What do Ofsted say about the leadership & behaviour at HASN? https://t.co/CjzJLYvdQO "Pupil have deep understanding..." https://t.co/qIHAgbFn4F

10/12/17

We love working with to help our students hear from a range of influential people - this week it was hyper-fit Ed Warner https://t.co/UQEkydwjCp

10/12/17

Who is Ed Warner? Harris are passionate about sport & we hosted hyper-fit Ed Warner (organiser of London Athletics World Championships) this week https://t.co/dZvWbpUTWv https://t.co/zWaHFPHhNp

10/12/17

How does Harris Academy South Norwood approach energy & high caffeine drinks & children's diets https://t.co/9OUolGMoIx

08/12/17

Team PE supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign #🌈 https://t.co/m4e1i2IYxg

08/12/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

A fantastic day ahead discussing all things | fantastic to hear Rachel Cranwell from on her career journey https://t.co/LcEAGVaKie

08/12/17

South Norwood Christmas festivities have begun https://t.co/06819OYkyR

07/12/17

Our Squad is ready and raring to go! Wish them luck... https://t.co/YeZ5vZWuAQ

06/12/17

A brilliant day, thanks and for organising. Well done to the girls and to Samiya for winning the "Sportsmanship Award" #🏆 https://t.co/C6gChy3xWf

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