Course Studied: AQA Computer Science
The new course is broken down into 80% exam and 20% coursework. It is assessed in the following manner:
Component 01 – Computer Systems
The first component is an exam focused on computer systems covering the physical elements of computer science and the associated theory.
Component 02 – Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming
This component is focused on the core theory of computer science and the application of computer science principles.
Component 02 – Programming Project 20%
This component is coursework based and students will be challenged by a range of exciting and engaging tasks to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in lessons.
It is essential that students revise on a regular basis and also practise their programming skills in preparation for the Programming Project. All of the theory and practical work is on the school website.