Course leader: Mr J Partrick, jpartrick@tgschool.net
Examination Board: AQA

Examinations

Computational Thinking and Problem Solving 50% – 2 Hours
Written Assessment 50% – 1 Hour 45 minutes.

Additional support being provided by school

Lunchtimes Thursdays and Fridays in Room 214
After schools Thursdays Room 214

How parents and carers can best support their child

Encourage and review the use of the additional support sessions.
Encourage use of Revision Book (ISBN: 9781782949312) and/or (9781789082715)

Encourage revision of the topic area list as below

Algorithms,  Programming,  Design, Testing, Translators, Data Representation, Components of a Computer System, Networks, The Bigger Picture and Issues

Encourage regular use of:

  • GCSEPod website – very useful collection of topic specific videos.

  • Seneca website  - a very useful interactive site.

Encourage the creation and use of:

  • Mind maps, flash cards, and presentations of key topic areas

  • Voice recordings of model answers- for replay.

  • A glossary of key terms – matching description/keyword activities

Encourage:

  • The checking of spelling and grammar of ‘big marker’ questions

  • The use of a personal timetable for specific topic area activities

  • The learning and use of specialist terminology and units of measurement.

  • Completing timed exam question responses (minute a mark)

Websites

Using the videos from Youtuber (“Computer Science Tutor”) as he has created an up-to-date set of videos that cover all topics of study (for both papers)

His Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBxhDfwURg-vQASN2ZeHwg
www.bbc.co.uk/education  (Computer Science – a very good and regularly updated source for revision and testing)
www.learnpython.org (a useful site for recapping python)

Decide Commit Succeed

 

Revision Activity 

Knowledge Developed

Exam/Topic Link

Weblink

U1 Revision Booklet 

Apply knowledge and understanding of key concepts and principles of computer science.

Analyse problems in computational terms:

to make reasoned judgements, to design, program, evaluate and refine solutions.

Computational Thinking

BOOKLET FOR UNIT 1 

U2 Revision Booklet

Apply knowledge and understanding of key concepts and principles of computer science.

Analyse problems in computational terms:

to make reasoned judgements, to design, program, evaluate and refine solutions.

Programming

BOOKLET FOR UNIT 2

U3 Revision Booklet 

Demonstrate (and apply) knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles of computer science from Data Representation Curriculum Topic.

Data

BOOKLET FOR UNIT 3 

U4 Revision Booklet 

Demonstrate (and apply) knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles of computer science  from Hardware and Software Curriculum Topic.

Computer Architecture

BOOKLET FOR UNIT 4 

U5 Revision Booklet 

Demonstrate (and apply) knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles of computer science  from Networking Curriculum Topic.

Communication Technologies

BOOKLET FOR UNIT 5 

U6 Revision Booklet 

Demonstrate (and apply) knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles of computer science from Cyber Security Curriculum Topic.

Cyber Security

BOOKLET FOR UNIT 6 

U7 Revision Booklet 

Demonstrate (and apply) knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles of computer science from Database and SQL Curriculum Topic.

Database and SQL

BOOKLET FOR UNIT 7 

U8 Revision Booklet 

Demonstrate (and apply) knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles of computer science from Wider Impacts Curriculum Topic.

Legal, Ethical and Environmental Impacts

BOOKLET FOR UNIT 8 

Revision Booklet 

Demonstrate (and apply) knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles of computer science from mostly Data Representation Curriculum Topic.

VARIOUS

MATHS AND LOGIC QUESTIONS