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IGCSE Computer Science Online Course – Edexcel

IGCSE Computer Science course online. Self study online IGCSE Computer Science  course with access to tutor support when you need it. Study online at your own pace from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Access your course as much for a whole year. Log on and off at your own pace to suit. Our learning platform is accessible from anywhere on any device. 

Be thoroughly prepared for your IGCSE exams. Access self testing exercises, complete a series of tutor marked assessments to check your understanding as you progress. You can even complete a past exam paper in preparation. IGCSE certification carries the same value and recognition as GCSE, both within the UK and internationally. 


Qualification: IGCSE Computer Science
Support: 1-year support included - Email your tutor or call our support line
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
Edexcel Specification: Code 4CP0
Exams: Book your own exams & Practicals
Price: Interest-Free Finance
Type of Study: Study online 

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

  • Topic 1: Problem solving
  • Topic 2: Programming
  • Topic 3: Data
  • Topic 4: Computers
  • Topic 5: Communication and the internet
  • Topic 6: The bigger picture

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required. However, students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Students do not require a placement to complete this course. 

Course Duration

This course comes with 12 months support included:

Average study time: 200 Hours

You can access your course as little or as much as you want over a 12 month period. If you want to complete quickly, then you can. It’s totally up to you!

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assesment

Paper 1: Principles of Computer Science  – Paper code 4CP0/01

  • Externally assessed
  • Availability: June
  • 50% of the total International GCSE

Content summary
This paper will primarily assess knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of
computer science, including some coverage of how these principles are applied when
solving problems that relate to a particular situation.
This paper will assess all topics.

  • Understanding of what algorithms are, what they are used for and how they work;
  • ability to interpret, amend and create algorithms.
  • Understanding the requirements for writing program code.
  • Understanding how to develop program code and constructs, data types, structures,
    input/output, operators and subprograms.
  • Understanding of binary representation, data representation, data storage and
    compression, and encryption.
  • Understanding of components of computer systems; ability to construct truth tables,
    produce logic statements and read and interpret pseudocode.
  • Understanding of computer networks, the internet and the world wide web.
  • Awareness of emerging trends in computing technologies, the impact of computing on
    individuals, society and the environment, including ethical, legal and ownership issues.

Assessment

  • Assessment is through a 2-hour examination paper set and marked by Pearson.
  • The paper consists of multiple-choice, short open-response, open-response and
    extended open-response answer questions.
  • The total number of marks available for the examination paper is 80.
  • All questions are mandatory.

Paper 2: Application of Computational Thinking *Paper code 4CP0/02

  • Externally assessed
  • Availability: June
  • 50% of the total International GCSE

Content summary

This paper will primarily assess the practical application of computational thinking, whereby
learners will create, use and adapt existing algorithms to solve problems in a particular
situation. This paper will also test students’ knowledge and understanding of the topics.
This paper will draw on:

  • understanding of what algorithms are, what they are used for and how they work;
  • ability to interpret, amend and create algorithms
  • developing and testing program code and constructs, data types, structures,
    input/output, operators and subprograms
  • connecting and using data sources when developing program code
  • understanding of binary representation, data representation, data storage and
    compression, and encryption
  • ability to construct truth tables, produce logic statements and read and interpret
    pseudocode.

Assessment

  • Assessment is through a 3-hour practical examination, set and marked by Pearson.
  • A choice of three programming languages will be available (Python, C# or Java).
  • The paper consists of multiple-choice, short open-response, open-response, extended open response answer and task-based questions.
  • The task-based questions will be carried out using a computer system under
    supervision. All other questions requiring a written response will be answered in the
    paper.
  • The total number of marks available for the examination paper is 80.
  • All questions are mandatory.
  • A pseudocode reference document will be available for learners to reference during the
    assessment.

Examination Fees

As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
You can view a list of official CIE approved examination centres here 

The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off periodif you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

Our partner in Education - Absorb

We have teamed up with Absorb Online Learning to deliver this course. Specialists in the delivery of GCSE & A Levels, Absorb online learning will provide you with access to your course for 12 months and provide tutor support for your course.

All of the tutors for this course are fully qualified experts in their chosen fields. Many of them also teach in schools, colleges and universities, or are working professionals in the private sector. Some of our tutors are also recently retired, but keen to pass on their expertise to new generations of learners.

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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