· Announcement ·

SUMMER BREAK

School will close for the summer break at 1.00pm on Friday 16th July 2021.

GCSE Results – Year 11 pupils, results will be available from 10.00am onwards on Thursday 12th August 2021.  Year 10 pupils, from 11.00am onwards.  These will be sent to pupils via their school email accounts.

If you have any questions please email exams@oakwood.ac  

We wish you all the very best and hope you enjoy the summer break.

 

Computer Science

Course Outline ‐ What will I learn?

Skills
Paper 1 -­ You will learn about the components of a computer system, and be able to make informed choices about which computer systems are most suitable for a user or purpose.
Paper 2 ­- You will learn about how to solve the problems that allow computer programs to be built. Pupils need to be able to remember scientific definitions and apply knowledge to real world scenarios.

Knowledge
Paper 1­ – Topics include CPU, memory, storage, wired & wireless networks, network topologies, system security, data representation and legal and ethical issues.
Paper 2­ – Topics include programming techniques, algorithms, computational logic and translators of languages.

How will it be assessed?

Paper 1 ­ 50% of the total marks
Paper 2 ­ 50% of the total marks

What parents need to know

Computer Science prepares pupils for a future which will be computer and automation heavy. It provides pupils with the skills needed to pick computer systems and solve computer related problems, as well as teaching the ability to pragmatically solve problems based on the information given.

Potential further study and careers

  • Game design
  • Software developer
  • Website developer
  • System Security Engineer
  • Data Manager
  • Network Architect

Please contact: s.fletcher@oakwood.ac

Ex pupils’ experiences

“Computer Science is one of the easiest subjects I study, because I just need to learn the keywords and definitions”
Current Y11

“You learn a lot of the definitions in Y7 and 8, so you know what is coming which is good”
Current Y10

“Computer Science is where all the best paid jobs are, and it is relevant to our modern society”
Current Y9

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