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COMPUTER SCIENCE

Overview

Overview

College

Further Progression

Course Overview

The course gives you the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer science within the context of your general education. You will learn computational problem solving, programming, data, computers, communication and the internet.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • Analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • Think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • Understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
  • Understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society
  • Apply mathematical skills relevant to computer science.
iGCSE Biology Overview

Exam Overview

The Pearson Edexcel International GCSE in Computer Science is a linear qualification. Two written examinations must be taken in the same series at the end of the course of study.

Duration

Paper 1: 2 hours Paper 2: 3 hours

Format

Paper 1: Externally assessed once a year Paper 2: Externally assessed once a year

Components

Paper 1 | 80 marks Paper 2 | 80 marks

Progression and Prerequisites