In Year 10, all pupils will take computing as a subject. The core groups receive five hours of tuition per fortnight and can take a Level 2 qualification equivalent to a GCSE.
For more information regarding the curriculum, please contact Mr Bell.
During the school year, the following curriculum activities will take place.
Y10 – AQA GCSE Computer Science (9-1)
(Term 1 & 2)
(Term 3 & 4)
(Term 5 & 6)
|Unit 3: Fundamentals of Data Representation||Unit 6: Fundamentals of Computer Cyber Security||Unit 2A: Programming|
|Unit 4: Computer Systems||Unit 7: Impact of Digital Technology||Unit 2B: Programming|
|Unit 5: Fundamentals of Computer Networks||Unit 1: Fundamentals of Algorithms|
Students will also complete a Non-Exam Assessment task set by the exam board worth 20% of their final grade.
Units 1-4 are assessed in the first exam which asses students’ knowledge on computational thinking and problem solving which is worth 40% of their final grade.
Units 3-7 are assessed in the second exam which is a written exam worth 40% of a student’s final grade.