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GCSE Computer Science

Course title:
GCSE Computer science

Exam board:
Pearson Edexcel

Available grades:
Grades 9-1

Content overview:
1CP1/ 01 – Principles of Computer Science
1CP1/ 02 – Application of computational thinking
1CP1/ 03A Programming Project – Python programming

Assessment:
1CP1/ 01 – Principles of Computer Science – 1.75h external examination1CP1/ 02 – Application of computational thinking – 2h external examination1CP1/ 03A Programming Project – Python programming –20 hour non- assessed project

Skills required to be successful:
This course is most suitable for students that attain at least A3 in year 9 mathematics with E1 and above being desirable.Apply mathematical skills relevant to computer scienceAnalyse problemsLogical thinkingHave the fundamental understanding of computational thinkingCritical thinking “Don’t give up approach” – essential for problem solving and programming

Further study links:
A Levels, BTECs in Computer Science 

Career opportunities:
Software DeveloperCyber Security AnalystDatabase AdministratorPenetration TesterComputer Hardware EngineerComputer Systems AnalystComputer Network ArchitectWeb DeveloperInformation Security AnalystComputer ProgrammerProject Manager