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The aims of Computer Science courses at Key Stage 4 & 5 are to develop an understanding of how computers work and communicate with each other, opportunities to develop and continually improve programming skills and also the application of these skills to solve practical problems in a creative and efficient manner.
WJEC GCSE Computer Science (2610)
This GCSE specification encourages candidates to explore how computers work and communicate
in a variety of contexts. There is ample opportunity for them to apply and consolidate their
knowledge of computer programming by carrying out practical tasks that will develop their capacity
for imaginative, innovative thinking, creativity and independence. They will develop the skills of design
and evaluation, and they will test and problem-solve when errors occur in both their own systems and those of others.
Topics covered are;
|Unit 1 – Understanding Computer Science||External examination (45%)|
|Unit 2 – Solving Problems Using Computers||External Examination (30%)
|Unit 3 – Developing Computing Solutions
||Controlled Assessment (25%)
OCR GCE Computer Science (H046)
The aims of this qualification are to enable learners to develop
|Computing Principles||External Examination (50%)|
|Algorithms and problem solving||External Examination (50%)|