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Online GCSE Computer Science
About the GCSE Computer Science
The GCSE computer science introduce you to the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science by studying topics including logic, algorithms, data representation, computer processor, programming, coding, algorithms, software, database, security and protection systems of computers and more of other interesting computer science topics.
In this course students learn to think of how to provide digital solutions for certain life or work problems through developing digital programs, that implies studying how to design, implement and test software. Students is also introduced to computer related ethical issues pertaining to the digital world and the inherited risks comes with technology on a personal or business level. The course sets the main building blocks of understanding what is the digital language and how computer can interpret it and convert a set of output actions or display it on screen to something that human can understand.
Student will learn in this course the basics of some programming languages including writing codes and how computer can take a set of codes and convert it into specific sets of output actions such as operations executed by robots and controlled machines. Learning computer science builds confidence when dealing with digital devices especially in a growing trend towards computerising everything!
Studying the AQA GCSE syllabi in computer science is an appropriate qualification for distance learning in terms of teaching and receiving education and taking the formal examinations. Once you have completed your course, you will have prepared yourself to attend an external formal examinations in any AQA approved examination centers across the UK. if you are living outside the UK, we recommend checking with the nearest British Council branch to you if they offer AQA exams (many of them provide).
Accreditation and Course Code
The course prepares you to sit for AQA examination in the GCSE computer science in any AQA approved examination center across the UK, or if you are living outside the UK then you may check with the nearest British Council branch to you if they offer AQA exams (many provides). The full name of the qualifications is:
AQA GCSE Computer Science (Exam Code: 8525)
Academic requirements: You don't need any previous qualifications to enrol in any of our GCSE courses, you just need some basic maths for this course. For student who needs some mathematics push or brush up, we have designed for them a short course in mathematics preparation to study before starting the course, that is to fill up any gap in maths basics skills. The course is most suitable to applicants who has studied KS3, grade 8 or equivalent
English language requirement: If your first language is English then you may skip this section.
If your first language is Not English and you wish to enrol in our GCSE courses then you are required to take our free online English proficiency test, just follow the on-screen instructions to the end. To take the English proficiency test please click here.
The GCSE computer science gives the student the opportunity to progress to AS-level in computer science. The second option is to add it together with another four GCSE subjects to qualify you to meet with the admission criteria of most of British university Foundation-year (the number of GCSE subjects needed for admission depends on each university requirements). Computer science qualification allows you to progress smoothly to more specialised areas of computer, electronics and engineering branches.
The course is designed to prepare students for the AQA examination in the computer science GCSE qualification, course code 8525. Topics you will learn in your GCSE in biology course including:
- Fundamentals of algorithms
- Fundamentals of data representation
- Computer systems
- Fundamentals of computer networks
- Cyber security
- Relational databases and structured query language (SQL)
- Ethical, legal and issues of privacy
It is very important for you to know that your formal exams are externally assessed; that means you won’t be examined by OBA when you complete your study but by the examiner board i.e. by AQA for this course. The marks you achieve in your formal exams counts by 100% toward your qualifications while the ongoing internal exams you take with OBA do not contribute towards your qualification marks.
Where Do I Take My Formal Exams After I Finish My Course?
In any approved Exams Centres including the following:
1) For AQA Approved Exams Centres in the UK: to find AQA exam centre nearby you please follow this link here
2) For Students Living Outside the UK: you will need to contact the British Council at your country of residence to ask them if you can register for AQA exams. Ensure you inform them that you are a private-candidate i.e. a student studying through distance-learning. To find more information about the British Council click here then choose your country from the dropdown menu.
What Your Course Fees Doesn’t Cover
Course fees do NOT include examinations or arrangement fees which required to sit for your formal exams and are paid for either the examination centre whether it is Pearson-Edexcel Examination Approved Centre or the British Council in your country of residence.
Thank you and we wish you all the best of luck with your studies!
Payment & Monthly Instalments
The Below Payment Option Applies Only to the UK Resident Only
For instalment plan, you may spread the course fee over 10 months with each payment equals to £45 with 0% interest. If this option suits you, you may submit your application for the course by clicking the green button below then after the submission set your direct debit payment plan through GOCARDLESS button below for the Computer Science IGCSE course: