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Computer Science

Subject Area: Computer Science

Postholders

Subject Team Leader: M Roberts

Assistant Subject Team Leader: R Mohammed

 

Key information about subject:

Computer Science is not just about computers. Rather it is the study of computation and information, and is a subject, which involves you in the very make-up of the world, and over the last 30 years it has transformed the way we run our everyday lives.

 

Why Computer Science?

  • Intellectual development.
  • Personal development and qualities.
  • Wider understanding of the world.
  • Future employability.

Key Stage 3

 

 

 

Key Stage 4

Year group Content Assessment Examination board
10 Computer Systems:

Systems architecture

Memory

Storage

Wired and wireless networks

Network topologies, protocols        and layers

System security

Systems software

Moral, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

 

Two practice examinations OCR
 
11
Computational Thinking:

Algorithms

Programming project

Producing robust programs

Computational logic

Translators and facilities of languages

Data representation

 

Two final examinations  
 

 

Potential future career pathways in subject area