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Computer Science KS4

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.