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Meadowhead School

Meadowhead SchoolAcademy Trust

Computer Science

Key stage 4 (10-11)

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

Component 1

Students will learn about:

  • Hardware,
  • Logical operations,
  • Communication,

Component 3: Software Development Programming project: 20 hours Unweighted 

Programming NEA (Coursework)

 This component does not contribute to the final mark or qualification grade.

Assessment 

End of topic assessments

NEA

Term 2:

Component 1

Students will learn about:

  • Data representation and data types
  • Operating systems and principles of programming
  • Principles of programming
  • Software engineering
  • Program construction

Revision for Component 1 and Component 2

50% Component 1

50% Component 2

Assessment 

End of topic assessments

Past papers

Term 3:

Component 1

Students will learn about:

  • Security and data management
  • Impacts of digital technology on wider society

Component 2

This component investigates: problem solving, algorithms and programming constructs, programming languages, data structures and data types and security and authentication.

Revision for Component 1 and Component 2

50% Component 1

50% Component 2

Assessment 

End of topic assessments

External exam – Component 1 and 2

Key stage 5 (12-13)

 

Year 12

Year 13

Term 1

Paper 1

Fundamentals of data representation

Fundamentals of computer systems

Paper 2

Fundamentals of programming

Fundamentals of data structures

Fundamentals of functional programming

NEA with the following sections

Analysis

Documented design

Technical solution

Techniques used

Evaluation

Assessment 

End of topic assessments

End of topic assessments and NEA

Term 2:

Paper 1

Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture

Consequences of uses of computing

Paper 2

Fundamentals of algorithms

Theory of computation

Revision for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Assessment 

End of topic assessments

Past papers

Term 3:

Paper 1

Fundamentals of communication and networking

Fundamentals of databases

Big Data

NEA with the following sections

Analysis

Documented design

Technical solution

Techniques used

Evaluation

Revision for Paper 1 and Paper 2

Assessment 

End of topic assessments

External exam – Paper 1 and paper 2

Useful websites

www.computerscienceuk.com  
www.computersciencerevise.co.uk  
www.bbcbitesize.com  

Extra-curricular / enrichment

  • Computing Club
  • Homework Club
  • KS4 Coursework club