We learn to understand and develop skills for the modern digital world in preparation for life beyond West Hill.

Welcome to the curriculum page for ICT/Computer Science.  The curriculum is delivered in 5 specialist rooms, supported by a  Mac Suite and a PC suite in Music and mini suites in the PE and SEN departments, with Mathematics, Science, English and Technology having their own sets of Netbooks that make use of the site wide wireless network.

Curriculum

Curriculum Information - ICT/Computer Science

Subject Guides for Parents

Resources

1.   

Many revision resources (past papers with mark schemes, help videos etc.) are available on the school VLE which you can access at home as well – these will be constantly updated:

   

https://vle.westhillschool.co.uk/course/index.php?categoryid=2

   

A key revision technique is for you to complete past papers/questions so you are familiar with the style, language and format. The more you do of these, the better it is in the long run. You will be given several exam questions booklets which focus on particular subject/topic questions. Past papers and their mark schemes can also be found on the VLE.

2.  

Revision guides – you will be given the opportunity to purchase several revision guides/workbooks; one that has been written by the teachers in school as well as the official exam board ones.  It would be very beneficial if you agreed to buy them for your son.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z34k7ty

Note:

This is for the OCR exam but covers a lot of the same theory.

You may need a student username & password for certain areas of the site, these are available from your Computer Science Teacher

 

 

 

Edexcel – Computer Science 2020

 

Edexcel  (Computer Science Revision Videos plus others)

A series of on-line videos that cover various aspects of the GCSE specification you are studying for the exam. 

These videos are also on the school VLE.
 

 

 

A site with lots of different revision resources for all subjects including Edexcel Computing

 

Qualifications

An option choice is also available to study Edexcel GCSE Computer Science.  Computer Science is the study of how computer systems and networks operate and how they are constructed and programmed. Further details are available from the examination board here:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/computer-science-2020.html

 

 

Exam dates (Year 11):

   

 

‘Principles’ Paper 1

 

(TBC 2022)

 

‘Applications’ Paper 2

 

(TBC 2022)

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