Important Messages: The school is now closed for half term. School returns on 31st October for years 11, 12 and 13. All other years return on the 4th November.
Year 10 Curriculum Information - Computer Science
Examination Board


Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Problem Solving
  • Algorithms
  • Programming Constructs
  • Variables & constants
  • Data Structures & data types
  • Identifiers
  • String Handling
  • Mathematical & logical operations
  • Sorting
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Data representation, numbers, graphics & sound
  • Storage of characters
  • File Design
  • Data validation & verification
  • Computer Hardware
  • Input/Output
  • Operating Systems
  • Storage – primary/secondary
  • Embedded systems
  • Boolean logic
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Software Engineering
  • Compilers, interpreters & assemblers
  • Scope of the problem
  • Design
  • Refinement log
  • Effectiveness of solution
  • Technical quality
  • Test Strategy
  • There is an end of chapter test for each unit of work
  • There will be end of year exam assessing all work covered during Year 10 in the Summer examination series
Special Requirements/Equipment

Students will need a calculator, ruler, black pen, green pen, pencil, & glue

Home Learning

Homelearning tasks will be set to include a variety of different tasks to cement and/or extend learning of key scientific concepts as well as researching new technologies. Extended writing and presentation skills will be assessed in homelearning tasks

Useful Websites

There will be 3 lessons in Year 10 and are taught in mixed ability groups.

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