CIE GCSE Computer Science Course

Unit 1.1

Data Representation, Hexadecimal & Data Storage

Topic 1 Introduction to binary

Topic 1
Introduction to binary

Lesson 2 Counting in binary

Topic2
Numbers

Lesson 3 Text in binary

Topic 3
Text

Lesson 3 B &W Images

Topic 4
B &W Images

Lesson 4.5 Grayscale Images

Topic 5
Grayscale Images

Lesson 5 Color Images

Topic 6
Color Images

sound

Topic 7
Sound

Lesson 7 Data Storage

Topic 8
Storage

Topic 9
Hexadecimal

Topic 10
Compression

Topic 11
Error Detection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 1.2

1.2 Communication and Internet technologies

Data Transmission:

Transmission Error Checking:

Universal Serial Bus (USB) & Integrated Circuit (IC)

Security Aspects

Internet Threats

Internet Security

Internet Principles of operation

Browser, Internet vs World Wide Web, ISP

HTTP(S) & HTML

HTML Structure vs presentation

MAC Addresses, IP Addresses, URLs

 

 

Unit 1.3

1.3 Hardware and software

Unit 1.4

1.4 Security

1.4.1

  • Accidental Damage, Corruption, Human Error
  • Malicious Actions

1.4.2

1.4.3

1.4.4

  • Real Life Scenarios

 

Unit 1.5

1.5 Ethics

  • Copyright & Plaigarism
  • Free, Freeware, Shareware
  • Ethics of hacking, cracking, malware

 

Unit 2.1

2.1 Algorithm design and problem solving

 

 

Unit 2.2

Unit 2.3

2.3 Databases

 

 

Examination

Examination Information

The course is split into 2 exams.

Exam 1 is concerned with computer science theory

Exam Content Balance

Syllabus

Past Papers

Past Papers

All the past papers for the course can be found here

 

More practice papers from the OCR Exam board can be found here.