Computing

Key Stage 3: Computing

 

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Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE Computer Science – (GCSE 9-10) – 8525

AQA’s GCSE (9–1) in Computer Science encourages learners to: 
 
Build on their knowledge, understanding and skills established through studying Computer Science at KS3
understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
understand the hardware and software components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
understand the impacts of digital technology and its use to the individual and to wider society
apply mathematical skills relevant to Computer Science. 
 
At the end of the qualification there are two examinations, based on what has been learnt in lessons.
Paper 1 – Computational Thinking/ Problem Solving and Mathematical Theory
50% of the final qualification – 80 marks
Computational thinking, code tracing, problem-solving, programming concepts including the design of effective algorithms and the designing, writing, testing and refining of code. 
Paper 2 – Computing Concepts
50% of the final qualification – 80 marks
Fundamentals of data representation, Computer systems, Fundamentals of computer networks, Cyber security, Relational databases and sql, Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society