EGA School

Computer Science

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Students follow the Computing National Curriculum.

Theory: Binary numbers, characters and images. Simple binary addition.

Practical: Introduction to Python programming.

Assessment: Short in-class test

 

Year 8

Students follow the Computing National Curriculum.

Theory: Binary sound. Binary Addition (review). CPU and RAM. A selection of basic sorting and searching algorithms in computing. Logic Gates in circuits.

Practical: Python programming (Beginner / Intermediate). Physical Computing.

Assessment: Short in-class test

 

Year 7 & 8 Resources

Python Tutor http://python.lgfl.org.uk/

KS3 BBC Bitesize http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zvc9q6f

 

Year 9 – 11 (Options)

Students can choose Computer Science GCSE 9 - 1 as an option subject.

Exam Board: Edexcel (exam 1: 40%, exam 2: 40%, controlled assessment coding project: 20%)

Theory:

  • Topic 1 Problem Solving

  • Topic 2 Programming

  • Topic 3 Data

  • Topic 4 Computers

  • Topic 5 Communication and the Internet

  • Topic 6 The Bigger Picture

Students will use a textbook, supplementary class notes and access more resources in Google Classroom.

Practical: Project style controlled assessment where students have to solve a set problem applying their computational and programming (Intermediate / Advanced) skills.

 

 

Terms & holidays

Summer Term 2017
Start: 18th Apr
Half Term: 29th May-2nd June
End of Term: 21st July
 
Autumn Term 2017
Start: 4th Sept
Half Term:23rd-27th Oct
End of Term:21st Dec
 
Spring Term 2018
Start: 3rd Jan 
Half Term:12-16th Feb
End of Term: 29th Mar
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