Skills beyond coding
The skills you'll gain from studying Computer Science go way beyond learning to code. You'll learn to identify a problem then design and build your own creative solutions, as well as learn to solve complex problems using a systematic and logical approach, and much more.
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Our Junior Coders Courses follow the National Curriculum with an emphasis on the hands-on programming components of the syllabus. Throughout these courses, topics and core coding concepts will be introduced through a mix of tutor-led and student-driven projects, which also allow students to develop their understanding of each phase of a project including:
Analysis and decomposing a problem
Identifying and designing possible solutions
Developing and implementing a solution
Testing and refactoring the solution
Evaluating their proposal and solution
As part of the GCSE requirements, Computer Science students must develop practical programming skills as they will encounter each of these phases in their Non-Exam Assessment (NEA) where their ability to apply their skills to each phase of a project will be tested and evaluated.
We provide support for both parts of the syllabus:
- System architecture
- Memory and storage
- Wired and wireless networks
- Network topologies, protocols and layers
- System security and systems software
- Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns
- Programming techniques
- Producing robust programs
- Computational logic
- Translators and facilities of language
- Data representation
Click on the links below for more information about the GCSE Computer Science syllabus for each Examination Board:
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