Computer Science is a very creative subject and skills such as problem solving and analytical thinking, will all be refined and explored as learners’ progress through the learning and assessment programme.
It will provide insight into, and experience of how computer science works, stimulating learners’ curiosity and encouraging them to engage with computer science in their everyday lives and to make informed choices about further study or career choices.
The key features of this specification encourage:
- emphasis on problem solving using computers;
- emphasis on computer programming and algorithms;
- emphasis on the mathematical skills used to express computational laws and processes, e.g. Boolean algebra/logic and comparison of the complexity of algorithms;
- NEA which allows the freedom to create a student defined solution.