Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Mr Jamie Brooks

Computer Science

Examination Board: AQA

What is the aim of the course?

GCSE Computer Science Computer science will also enable students to build on their knowledge, understanding and skills established at Key Stage 3, understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation, analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs and think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically

What will you study in this subject?

We encourage you to explore and experiment with a wide range of computational thinking. You will explore real world problem solving techniques and study seven subject areas, which include Programming, Fundamentals of data representation, Computer systems, Fundamentals of computer networks, Fundamentals of cyber security, Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy and Aspects of software development.

How is your work assessed?

Paper 1: Computational thinking and problem solving - Written exam set in practically based scenarios: 1 hour 30 mins.

  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Paper 2: Written assessment - Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • 80 marks
  • 50% of GCSE

Non-exam assessment

Practical project report: totalling 20 hours of work

  • 0 marks
  • 0% of GCSE

What qualification will I get?

GCSE Computer Science