ICT / Computing

Published on February 3rd, 2013 | by What2Learn


GCSE Computer Science resources

January 30th saw the incredible news that Computer Science is to be added to the list of subjects in the all-important English Baccalaureate.

This essentially means that GCSE Computer Science is going to be classed as the fourth Science alongside Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students will be able to opt for Computer Science in place of one of the more traditional sciences and still qualify for the English Baccalaureate.

Currently, the course is being offered by OCR and AQA. These exam board sites provide many really useful resources including specification details, schemes of work, etc. This exciting course covers topics including:

  • Constants, variables and data types
  • Structures
  • Program flow control
  • Procedures and functions
  • Scope of variables, constants, functions and procedures
  • Error handling
  • Handling external data
  • Computer structure including hardware and storage
  • Algorithms
  • Data representation
  • Software development life cycle
  • Application testing
  • Networking
  • Use of external code sources
  • Database concepts
  • The use of computer technology in society

Knowing just how important GCSE Computer Science is going to become, What2Learn have already begun work on a series of free paper-based and interactive learning resources to help teachers deliver this course.

These will shortly be available – come back soon!

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