Coursework and Examination (80%/20%)
Five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in different subjects including English and Maths
Computer Science is an engaging subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. Computer Science places value on computational thinking, helping students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence.
These are the concepts that lie at the heart of Computer Science. They will be the best preparation for students who want to go on to study Computer Science at a higher level and will provide a good grounding for other subject areas that require computational thinking and analytical skills.
Where will it lead?
Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto degrees studied at university or application onto apprenticeships in related subjects or relevant employment.