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
    • Data Transmission
    • Transmission Error Checking
    • Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Integrated Circuit (IC)

 

 

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

  • Passwords & Biometrics
  • Firewalls & Proxy Servers
  • Security Protocols
  • Encryption

1.4.3

  • Online Attacks

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