IGCSE Computer Science
Exam code: 4CP0
Delivery method: Online
IGCSE duration: 120 hours over 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: IGCSE Computer Science (ICT) (9-1)
Awarding body: Edexcel
IGCSE Computer Science gives you a good grounding in the wide range of knowledge and skills necessary to understand the operation and programming of programmable systems. It is also a good foundation for A levels in computer science, as well as courses in further education and university.
IGCSE Computing Science Overview
This qualification provides students with the opportunity of operating confidently in today’s digital world. It is a useful, practical qualification which will provide skills needed in further education and work.
You will learn about topics such as:
Topic 1: Problem solving including algorithms
Topic 2: Programming in Python
Topic 3: Data types, representation, and storage
Topic 4: Computer hardware and logic
Topic 5: Communication, networks, and the internet
Topic 6: Emerging trends, issues, and impact
IGCSE Computer Science Content
This IGCSE is divided into the following:
Student’s study all of the following topics:
- Topic 1: Problem solving
- Topic 2: Programming
- Topic 3: Data
- Topic 4: Computers
- Topic 5: Communication and the internet
- Topic 6: The bigger picture
The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to:
- understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation
- analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing, and debugging programs
- think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically, and critically
- understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
- understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society
- apply mathematical skills relevant to computer science.
- You will gain extensive skills in programming and algorithm development
- You will understand the operation of computer hardware at a fundamental level
- You will be able to use a variety of data types
- Provide a solid base for study at higher education level.
The Edexcel IGCSE Computer Science qualification is gained the exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college, or private tuition centre.
Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.
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Message for Private Candidates:
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutors marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
Method of study
The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums, and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support, it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.
How quickly can I complete the IGCSE?
You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE Computer Science are available in May/June each year.
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How do I get my e-book and tuition?
If the A Level or GCSE, you have bought is delivered online you will receive your login details by 2pm the next working day.
What do I do next?
All the information you need will be included in your study guide which will be emailed to you. Once you have your login you will be good to go!
Everyone at Oxford College of Education wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.
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