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COMPUTER SCIENCE KS4 REVISION PAGE

KS4 Revision Page

This is a really good starting point, or summary, that covers the basic questions for this subject. More specific materials are in the folders on our secure Revision page or have been given to students in lessons.

You have been given the password.

Please speak to your teachers for more information or contact mwilce@wigstonmat.org.

Subject: Computer Science
How are the exams structured?

 

Paper 1 – 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 2 – 1 hour 30 minutes

Where can we find past papers etc?

 

www.aqa.org.uk/8520

This will get you to the GCSE Computer Science materials (course code 8520). There are assessment materials and previous papers on this website.

What do we need to revise? Where should we start?

 

·     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 wider society,  including issues of privacy

·     Aspects of software development

·     Non-exam assessment – This will include a Python program

What will we find in the subject folders on the secure site? There are links to PiXL knowledge for GCSE Computer Science. These pages contain lots of relevant notes on a wide range of relevant topics. All topics can be downloaded. Please ignore any references to a practical paper.
What are the most useful websites?

 

BBC bitesize GCSE Computer Science

www.teach-ict.com user LE18 2DT pw bitmap5

www.python.org