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Year 9 GCSE Computer Science Options

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St. Christopher's School
Bahrain GCSE Computer Science Well, what is Computer Science? Computer Science is the study of the design and development of computer systems.

It's all about Problem Solving! Is this the right choice for me? Technology of the Future Computer Scientists develop the cool
gadgets and technology of the future Computer Scientists are at the forefront of all technology developments Research & Development So what does a Computer Scientist do? Science Biomedical Research
Cloning
DNA Computing
Computational Biology
Artificial Intelligence
Brain Computer Interfaces Software Industry Apple
Google
Microsoft
Sony
Animation (films, games...) Engineering Electrical Engineering
New generation hardware
iPhone, XBox, PS3 etc.
Robotics
NASA Space Research What will I learn? Students studying this specification will:
Understand how computers and networks work
Understand the fundamental principles of computing
Learn practical programming using industry standard tools and languages Units Controlled Assessment
20 hours of classroom time
33.3% of the marks
Internally assessed
Externally moderated

Working independently students demonstrate their ability to code a solution to a given problem. There will be 3 tasks, each one getting progressively harder. Do I like solving problems?

Am I inquisitive?

Can I come up with creative solutions to problems?

Do I refuse to give in if the going gets tough?

Am I pretty good at maths? Would you like to create it? 1 hour 30 minutes written exam
33.3% of the marks
Externally assessed

Questions will be on the following topics:
Hardware
Software
Networks
Databases
Programming theory
Mathematical representation of data
This component will include a range of types of questions from very short to extended answers. Practical Programming Computing Theory If you want to make a difference Controlled Assessment
20 hours of classroom time
33.3% of the marks
Internally assessed
Externally moderated

Working independently students demonstrate their ability to analyse, research and solve a given problem. Investigation Do you just want to use it? Or...
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