GCSE Computer Science Theory

Systems

Computer Systems

 

Topic 1
The CPU

Topic 2
Von Neumann

Topic 3
FetchDecodeExecute

Topic 4
Embedded Systems

Topic 5
RAM, ROM, Cache

Topic 6
Storage Devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software

Software

 

Topic 1
Operating Systems

Topic 2
Application Software

Topic 3
Utility Software

Topic 4
System Backups

Topic 5
Software Licensing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Networks

Networks

 

Topic 1
Introduction

Topic 2
Wired Networks

Topic 3
Wireless Networks

Topic 4
Network Threats

Topic 5
Hardening Systems

Topic 6
Layers and Protocols

 

Topic 7
Transmission Media

 

Topic 8
The Internet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Algorithms

Algorithms

 

Topic 1
Sorting Algorithms

Topic 2
Search Algorithms

Topic 3
Logic Gates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data

Data Representation

Topic 1
Introduction to binary

Topic 2
Number representation

Topic 3
Character representation

Topic 4
Black and White Images

Topic 5
Gray scale Images

Topic 6
Color Image Representation

 

Topic 7
Sound Representation

 

Topic 8
Hexadecimal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELCEC

Ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns

Topic 1
Environment & Cultural impact

Topic 2
Computer Legislation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programming

Programming

Coding Basics

Data Types

String Manipulation

Operators

Arrays(Lists)

Sub Programs

 

File Handling

 

SQL Queries

 

Error Types

 

Defensive Design

 

Maintainability

Testing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revision

Revision Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exam Dates

Exam Dates 2019

  • J276/1 Computer systems 1 h 30 min Mon 13 May am
  • J276/2 Computational thinking, algorithms and programming 1 h 30 min Thu 16 May pm