Rickmansworth School GCSE Pathway 4 Option Booklet
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Costs Students will need access to a computer at home. Python programming language is free to download
Trips There are no compulsory trips associated with this course.
Pathways Further Education: A Level Computing University: Computer Science, Software engineering, Artificial Intelligence Career: Programmer, Computer Hardware, Network Manager, Engineer, Financial and Resource Manager, Science and Medicine careers
Content Content is studied across both Year 10 and 11.
Computer systems (40%)
Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming (40%)
Programming Project (20%)
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Wired and wireless networks Network topologies and protocols System security System software
Producing robust programs Computational logic
Testing, evaluation and conclusions
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