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Key Stage 4 and GCSE

E-Safety is delivered via Personal and Social Development lessons as well as assemblies and events such as Safer Internet Day.  Topics covered include:

Cyberbullying

Risky online relationships

Rights, remixes and respect

Digital footprints

 

Students may opt to take Computing at GCSE level. The aim of the course is to:

• Develop their understanding of the fundamental hardware of a computer system, common types of software and simple logic

• Acquire the skills to write simple computer programs

• Look at the development of computer technology and the effects it has had.

 

The course consists of:

 

Paper Time Description Marks Weighting
1 - Theory 1h 45m Written paper with short-answer and structured questions.  All questions are compulsory 75 60%
2 - Problem-solving and Programming 1h 45m Written paper with short-answer and structured questions.  All questions are compulsory.  20 of the marks for this paper are from questions set on the pre-release material. 50 40%

 

 

Paper 1 covers the topics of:

  • Data representation

  • Communication and Internet technologies

  • Hardware and software

  • Security

  • Ethics

 

Paper 2 covers the topics of:

  • Algorithm design and problem solving

  • Programming

  • Databases


 

 

 

 

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