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Year 9 GCSE Computer Science Options
Transcript of Year 9 GCSE Computer Science Options
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?
Brain Computer Interfaces
Animation (films, games...)
New generation hardware
iPhone, XBox, PS3 etc.
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
2 x 20 hours of classroom time
Working independently students demonstrate their ability to code a solution to a given problem. There will be 2 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 good at maths? L6+
Can I work independently?
Would you like to create it?
1 hour 30 minutes written exam
Questions will be on the following topics:
Mathematical representation of data
This component will include a range of types of questions from very short to extended answers.
If you want to make a difference
Do you just want to use it?