GCSE Computer Science

Qualification

General Certificate of Secondary Education in Computer Science

Availability

Available for students specialising in ICT and Computer Science.

Equivalency

1 x GCSE

Board

Edexcel

Assessed By

75% externally assessed examination
25% internal controlled assessment (externally moderated)

Leads to

This qualification forms part of the entry requirements for progression to further education or employment in a number of different areas related to science, engineering and indeed further study of computer science.

Potential Careers

Appropriate as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for access to further studies and/or training, with a key focus on problem solving, computer systems, programming, data representation, networking, cloud computing and the internet and finally the laws relating to the use of computer systems.

Further information

AQA Computer Science specification website

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