Technology shapes nearly every aspect of the way we live and work today

At Westbourne School we recognise that proficiency in ICT/Computer Science is an essential part of 21st century living. In this increasingly technological age, a study of Information and Communication Technology and particularly how computers are used in the solution of a variety of problems, is not only valuable to students, but also essential for their future career.

GCSE Computer Science

Subject Content:
1. Fundamentals of algorithms
2. Programming
3. Fundamentals of data representation
4. Computer systems
5. Fundamentals of computer networks
6. Fundamentals of cyber security
7. Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy
8. Aspects of software development
9. Non-exam assessment

What will I learn?

✔ Using computers safely, effectively and responsibly.
✔ Introduction to coding through Kodu.
✔ Control systems with Flowol
✔ First steps in Small Basic
✔ Spreadsheet modelling
✔ Programming with GameMaker
✔ Games programming in Scratch
✔ App development in AppShed
✔ Understanding computers
✔ Creating a video
✔ Introduction to Python
✔ Python: Next steps
✔ HTML and website Development
✔ Computer crime and cyber security
✔ Networks
✔ Database development
✔ Graphics
✔ Animation in Flash
✔ Sound manipulation in Audacity
✔ Modelling in Small Basic.

Your choice. Their future.

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