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Computer Science


Suitable for Exam Boards:
All Boards
Course Code:

+ Course Dates April 2019

  • 08-09 (Monday – Tuesday)

GCSE & IGCSE courses include 12 hrs of tuition taken over 2 full days. 9am to 5pm. It is ESSENTIAL that you read the accompanying course outline(s) before applying for the course.

+ Aim

The course will revise the core topics for the GCSE (Year 2) Computer Science specifications. As far as possible, the sessions will be tailored to the needs of the students. The theory behind program design and problem-solving for exam preparation will be focused on, rather than developing programs for coursework components in featured languages.

+ Key Topics Covered

Data representation – Binary systems, hexadecimal, data storage.

Communication and Internet technologies – Data transmission, security aspects, internet principles.
Hardware and software – Logic gates, computer architecture and the fetch-execute cycle, input devices, output
devices, memory, storage devices and media, operating systems, high- and low-level languages and their

Security – Data safety, storage and transmission safety, attacks, application of security.


Practical Problem-solving and Programming – Algorithm design and problem-solving, problem solving and design, pseudocode and flowcharts.

Programming – Programming concepts, data structures; arrays, databases.

+ Assessment

The course will include homework to be completed each night and Students will answer mock exam questions to enable feedback.

+ Course Materials

Students should bring copies of their own specifications and their main textbooks. All other materials will be provided.

+ Other Information

Please note that the emphasis given to particular topics will be weighted to the needs and requirements of the candidates in the group.

IGCSE – 2 day course (12 hours of tuition) = £395

+ Discount Incentives (per single student booking)

Bookings over £1,000 – 2.5% discount

Bookings over £1,450 – 5% discount

Bookings over £1,950 – 10% discount