Edexcel GCSE Computer Science (2013)
Why choose this specification?
Our Edexcel GCSE in Computer Science equips learners with a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of the subject, including the
computational thinking skills to analyse problems and design solutions across a range of contexts.
From 2015, Edexcel GCSE Computer Science will count as a science option in the EBacc measure in secondary school performance tables. This means that a student who sits any three of the four separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science) and achieves a C or above in two of them will fulfil the science requirement of the EBacc.
Key features of our Edexcel GCSE in Computer Science:
- developed to promote computer science as a rigorous, knowledge-based subject discipline that should be part of every young person’s education
- benchmarked against the curricula of high-performing jurisdictions in other parts of the world, notably India, Israel and Singapore
- consulted on with members of the computing community – employers, higher education institutions and teachers
- assessed with a written paper requiring a high level of computational thinking (75%), and a controlled assessment focused on practical programming skills (25%).
Controlled assessment support
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