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

  • Logic Gates
    • NOT / AND / OR / NAND / NOR / XOR(EOR)
    • Truth Tables
  • Computer Architecture and Fetch-Execute Cycle
  • Input Devices
    • 2D / 3D Scanners
    • Barcode Readers
    • Quick Response Code Readers
    • Digital Cameras
    • Keyboards
    • Mice
    • Touch Screens
    • Interactive Whiteboards
    • Microphones
    • Sensors

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

Extras

IGCSE Computer Science Syllabus Folders

Useful to get yourself organised with the right folders from the start.

Syllabus PDF FIle 2020 Exam

Syllabus PDF File 2022 Exam

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