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AQA Computer Science

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Talulah Francs

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Transcript of AQA Computer Science

Timeline
Sept 2015
Spring 2013
Sept 2013
Sept 2014
Summer 2015
“Computer Science is essential knowledge for the 21st century”
Ian Livingstone, President of games publisher Eidos (2265)
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AQA Computer Science Spec...
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Component 2 - Computing Fundamentals

1 hour 30 minutes (examination)
40% of the marks
Externally assessed.
Creating a world that does not exist yet!
Computing is everywhere and in everything. It is about you and your world.

Take a look at the world around you. How close to a computer are you? When was the last time you used one? When was the last time you were creative with one? Life without computers is almost unimaginable. There’s nothing that doesn’t involve computing in some way.
Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg is a co-founder, chairman and chief executive of Facebook. He majored in computer science and psychology at Harvard University where he wrote a program called Facemash. Eventually, this led to the creation of Facebook.

A billionaire by his early 20s and named as one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2012.
Where will your journey lead if you study Computing?
The devices we use to consume a wide range of media, whether it’s an Android phone or an iPad, are at the heart of almost everything we do. From Facebook to the latest apps, creativity is central. Stop being a simple consumer of software and start designing your own. If you can spot a gap in the market, if you sometimes think, “I wish I could find an app to…” then maybe you could be the next Mark Zuckerberg
Marissa Mayer graduated from Stanford University with a degree in symbolic systems followed by a master’s degree in computer science, specialising in artificial intelligence. She joined Google as employee number 20 in 1999 where she became their first female engineer, rising to become one of their executives. She worked on a range of products including search, news, maps and books. In July 2012 she was appointed President and CEO of Yahoo! According to Fortune magazine she is the 14th most powerful businesswoman in America, having been in the top 50 since 2008.
AQA Computer Science
Marissa Mayer
Choose AQA Computer Science
Start learning about Computer Science
Complete two programming tasks
Test your knowledge by taking a
theory exam
Take a Computer Science course at College
Sign up now for an exciting
GCSE in Computing
Component 1 - Practical Programming

Approximately 50 hours of controlled assessment (2 tasks of 25 hours each)
60% of the marks
Internally assessed, externally moderated.
Different tasks provided every year.
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