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GCSE Computer Science 2 YEAR COURSE Business & ICT Department
Inspire and enthuse students to become technology savvy. Give the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of computing. Value computational thinking, help students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. Course Aims Business & ICT Department
Component 1 – Practical Programming Approximately 50 hours of controlled assessment. 2 tasks of 25 hours each worth 60% of the marks. Internally assessed, externally moderated. Different tasks will be provided by AQA each year. Each student should complete two tasks from a choice of four. Working independently students demonstrate their ability to code a solution to a given problem. The tasks will be set in engaging and relevant contexts, e.g. gaming, web, mobile phone applications.
Component 2 – Computing Fundamentals 1 hour 30 minutes exam worth 40% of the marks. Externally assessed. All questions will be compulsory and will be taken from across the subject content. This component will include a range of types of questions from very short to extended answer.
Type of Learner This course would suit students that: Are logical thinkers. Good at Maths and/or Science. Enjoy programming. Curious about the workings of computers. It is not an ‘IT’ course and will be different from students previous experience of ICT.
Progression Following successful completion of the GCSE Computer Science, pupils can choose to complete: Vocational or academic computing/ICT courses at sixth form or college. A form of Information Technology apprenticeship. Or students may chose to go straight into employment where they may like to think about being: Software Engineer Programmer App Designer Help Desk Support to name but a few. Business & ICT Department
GCSE Computer Science follows the standard GCSE grading from G through to A*. GRADING