Exam Board: AQA 8525
GCSE Computer Science encourages students to recognise well established methodologies of computing along with looking at technological advances. The subject covers a range of computing areas enabling students to explore the array of different concepts that computing encompasses.
Maths – Target of grade 6+ required
Paper 1: Computational thinking & programming skills (50% of GCSE)
Paper 2: Computing concepts (50% of GCSE)
The Computer Science GCSE gives students an excellent preparation for studying Computer Science at A Level. With all areas of people’s lives using computers in one way or another, knowledge of how these systems work is beneficial even if a different career path to computers is chosen