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Computing Science

At Honywood School we look to provide learners with every opportunity tobecome architects of their digital future.  Learners will experiment withmany aspects of Computer Science, develop their computational thinking andreflect on the use of computing in the wider world.


GCSE Computer Science


Learners that choose to qualify in Computer Science study a programme ofstudy designed around the AQA GCSE Computer Science GCSE as one of their optionchoices.  This course offers a wide variety of Computer Science learningcovering many aspects of the subject area including:


  • ·        Fundamentals of algorithms
  • ·        Programming
  • ·        Fundamentals of data representation
  • ·        Computer systems
  • ·        Fundamentals of computer networks
  • ·        Fundamentals of cyber security
  • ·        Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on widersociety, including issues of privacy
  • ·        Aspects of software development


Learners will also have to work on a non-examined programming assessmentin the final year which brings together learning from a number of the aboveareas.


Independent Study


Independent study will be set every week for GCSE Computer Sciencelearners.


Additional study may take many forms such as purposeful practice,reading or exploration of a new subject.  Where independent study requiresan outcome it will be given feedback by a teacher.


Links to resources:


Resources are available on the [email protected] platform




Every learner will receive written guidance on their progress with anindication of what they need to do to improve at least once every three sessions. This guidance will feed into the design of their learning for subsequentsessions.


Reporting on progress will use the schools agreed method of a progressgrade from P1 – P4


The Computing Science Team


Mr M White         - Subject Leader ComputingScience - [email protected]


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