This International GCSE Computer Science Distance Learning Online Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. Learners will apply their new found knowledge to develop computer based solutions to problems using algorithms and high-level programming language. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.
This Edexcel IGCSE Computer Science qualification comprises two externally assessed papers which can be sat in June Only.
Computer Science Paper 1 Paper Code: 4CP0/01
Computer Science Paper 2 Paper Code: 4CP0/02
The Cambridge International GCSE Computer Science Course also comprises of two externally assessed paper, these can be taken in June and November.
Computer Science Paper 1 Paper Code : 0984/11
Computer Science Paper 2 Paper Code: 0984/21
The course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.
You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
Decomposition and abstraction
Data types and structures
Data storage and compression
Machines and computational modelling
Communication and the internet
The internet and the world wide web
The bigger picture
Emerging trends, issues and impact
Communication and Internet technologies
Internet principles of operation
Hardware and software
Computer architecture and the fetch-execute cycle
Memory, storage devices and media
High- and low-level languages and their translators
Keeping data safe from accidental damage, including corruption and human errors.
The need to keep data safe from malicious actions, including unathorised viewing, deleting, copying and corruption.
Computer ethics, including copyright issues and plagiarism
Distinguish between free software, freeware and shareware
Ethical issued raised by the spread of electronic communication and computer systems, including hacking, cracking and production of malware.
Algorithm design and problem-solving
Problem-solving and design
Pseudocode and flowcharts
Data Structures; arrays
Single-table database from given data storage requirements
Choose and specify suitable data types
Choose a suitable primary key for a database table
Perform a query-by-example from given search criteria
Q & A
Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?
You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
What is included with this course?
In-depth study materials covering the full specification
Two years tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Will I need to purchase any books?
You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.
Are there any additional costs?
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?
Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at [email protected] in order that we can advise you further.
Do I have to pay delivery?
For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.
How many hours should I allow for this course?
We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?
Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.
What is the course title and code for this qualification?
Edexcel IGCSE Computer Science course code: 4CP0
CIE IGCSE Computer Science course code: 0984
Edexcel was formed in 1996 by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC), the country’s leading provider of vocational qualifications, and the University of London Examinations & Assessment Council (ULEAC), one of the major exam boards for GCSEs and A levels.
In the UK, Edexcel work with more than 5,000 secondary schools, 450 further education colleges, 70 higher education institutions and more than 700 employers and training providers. As the company responsible for marking the national Key Stage 2 and 3 tests, they are also now working with 20,000 junior schools. Internationally, Edexcel operate in 112 countries and every year more than four million people trust their respected learning programmes and qualifications.
University of Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.
Course fees for payment in full include:
Course materials which will cover the full Edexcel and Cambridge specification.
Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
Access to a range of online resources.
Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.