Computer Science Support & Resources

Contents

  1. General Computer Science & Resources
  2. GCSE Computer Science 4512 – for Current Year 11 Students Only
  3. GCSE Computer Science 8520
  4. A-Level Computer Science 7517

Welcome to our “Computer Science GCSE Support & Resources” web page that is specific to Computer Science an provides a range of resources for the GCSE course.

General Computer Science Support & Resources

The following table provides you with general support and resources for computer science:

Web Link Description of Resource
PyCharm Edu & Python At Tytherington School, we provide the “PyCharm Edu” and “Python” (version 3.5 or above) for the purpose of programming. By clicking on this link you can download and install PyCharm Edu and Python for free on your home computer – please ensure that the Python version you download is at least version 3.5
Python for Beginners Contains a range of simple to use resources, including “Cheat Sheets” and a “Python Glossary” to help you understand built-in functions of Python.
Cheatography Python Functions Cheat Sheet

Python Basics Cheat Sheet

Data Exploration in Python

Data Visualisation in Python

Error Checking in Programming

What are Algorithms?

A selection of downloadable “Cheat Sheets” that provide you with quick reference and support in the use of Python functions and programming.
Computer Science Tutor on YouTube A playlist of videos covering the subject content for the exam element of the AQA GCSE Computer Science course.
Computing Academy Computing Academy makes KS3, GCSE and A Level Computer Science simple. Designed for teachers and students, their e-textbooks and range of CPD courses break down complex Computer Science concepts so that they’re easy to understand.
Khan Academy The Khan Academy provides online tutorials for Computer Science and a range of other subjects. This link will take you straight to the Computer Science subject area.

GCSE Computer Science 4512 – for Current Year 11 Students Only

Please note that the AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 specification is the course that is presently being followed by our 2016/17 Year 11 students only. All other students KS4 computer scientists are following the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 specification.

The following table provides you with specific support and resources for the AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 specification:

Web Link Description of Resource
AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 – Subject Content The full subject content of the AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 specification on the AQA website. This can be used as a checklist of all knowledge to be obtained for success in the course.
AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 Personal Learning Checklist This “Personal Learning Checklist” can be used to rate your knowledge and understanding of the AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 course. It also contains where questions about the subject content can be found in past exam papers so that you can test out your knowledge and understanding.

Further information about each element of the subject content can be found using the “Subject Content” link above.

June 2016 Examination Talk-Through on YouTube A playlist of videos that talk you through answering every question in the June 2016 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 examination paper.
June 2015 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 Exam Paper Download the June 2015 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 examination paper and use it for practice.
June 2015 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 Exam Mark Scheme Download the June 2015 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 examination mark scheme in order to see the answers and what an examiner would use to mark the paper.
June 2014 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 Exam Paper Download the June 2014 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 examination paper and use it for practice.
June 2014 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 Exam Mark Scheme Download the June 2014 AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 examination mark scheme in order to see the answers and what an examiner would use to mark the paper.

GCSE Computer Science 8520

The AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 specification assesses students across two examination papers and one piece of controlled assessment coursework. Students therefore learn more theory for the examinations and progress to completing coursework once more of the theory has been taught.

The following table provides you with specific support and resources for the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 specification:

Web Link Description of Resource
AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 – Subject Content The full subject content of the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 specification on the AQA website. This can be used as a checklist of all knowledge to be obtained for success in the course.
AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 – Personal Learning Checklist This “Personal Learning Checklist” can be used to rate your knowledge and understanding of the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 course. Further information about each element of the subject content can be found using the “Subject Content” link above.
AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 – Example Exam Paper 1 Questions Download the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 Example Paper 1 examination paper and use it for practice.
AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 – Example Exam Paper 1 Mark Scheme Download the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 Example Paper 1 examination mark scheme in order to see the answers and what an examiner would use to mark the paper.
AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 – Example Exam Paper 2 Questions Download the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 Example Paper 2 examination paper and use it for practice.
AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 – Example Exam Paper 2 Mark Scheme Download the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 Example Paper 2 examination mark scheme in order to see the answers and what an examiner would use to mark the paper.

The 2014 and 2015 examination paper resources from the AQA GCSE Computer Science 4512 specification above are relevant to this 8520 course as well. The following table provides you with AQA documents that show where the subject content of the new 8520 specification can be found in the examination papers of the old 4512 specification:

Web Link Description of Resource
AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 – Supplementary Exam Paper 1 Questions & Mark Schemes Download the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 Supplementary Paper 1 Questions & Mark Schemes and use it for practice.
AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 – Supplementary Exam Paper 2 Questions & Mark Schemes Download the AQA GCSE Computer Science 8520 Supplementary Paper 2 Questions & Mark Schemes and use it for practice.

A-Level Computer Science 7517

The following table provides you with specific support and resources for the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 specification:

Web Link Description of Resource
AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 – Subject Content The full subject content of the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 specification on the AQA website. This can be used as a checklist of all knowledge to be obtained for success in the course.
AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 Personal Learning Checklist This “Personal Learning Checklist” can be used to rate your knowledge and understanding of the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 course. It also contains where questions about the subject content can be found in past exam papers so that you can test out your knowledge and understanding.

Further information about each element of the subject content can be found using the “Subject Content” link above.

AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 – Example Exam Paper 1 Questions Download the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 Example Paper 1 examination paper and use it for practice.
AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 – Example Exam Paper 1 Preliminary Material Download the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 Example Paper 1 preliminary material and use it for practice.
AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 – Example Exam Paper 1 Skeleton Programme Download the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 Example Paper 1 skeleton programme and use it for practice.
AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 – Example Exam Paper 1 Mark Scheme Download the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 Example Paper 1 examination mark scheme in order to see the answers and what an examiner would use to mark the paper.
AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 – Example Exam Paper 1 Responses & Comments Download the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 Example Paper 1 student programming responses and examiner comments and use them for practice.
AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 – Example Exam Paper 2 Questions Download the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 Example Paper 2 examination paper and use it for practice.
AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 – Example Exam Paper 2 Mark Scheme Download the AQA A-Level Computer Science 7517 Example Paper 2 examination mark scheme in order to see the answers and what an examiner would use to mark the paper.