Our GCSE Computer Science course gets students working with real-world, practical programming techniques that give them a good understanding of what makes technology work. With computational thinking skills at its core , students develop the techniques  to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.

Developed collaboratively with teachers, industry and the wider computer science community, our GCSE course has built-in progression to further studies and is recognised as developing the skills that employers value.

The qualification is split into three components:

  • Component 1 – Computer systems (40%)

  • Component 2 – Computational thinking, algorithms and programming (40%)

  • Component 3 – A programming project (20%)

Students spend the first year developing programming skills in preparation for the programming project. Once prepared, learners will undertake the project for 20 hours and sit two formal examinations in the final year of the course.

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