At Honywood School we look to provide learners with every opportunity to become architects of their digital future.  Learners will experiment with many aspects of Computer Science, develop their computational thinking and reflect on the use of computing in the wider world.


GCSE Computer Science

Learners that choose to qualify in Computer Science study a programme of study designed around the AQA GCSE Computer Science GCSE as one of their option choices.  This course offers a wide variety of Computer Science learning covering many aspects of the subject area including:


  • Fundamentals of algorithms
  • Programming
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Computer systems
  • Fundamentals of computer networks
  • Fundamentals of cyber security
  • Ethical, legal and environmental impacts of digital technology on wider society, including issues of privacy
  • Aspects of software development


Learners will also have to work on a non-examined programming assessment in the final year which brings together learning from a number of the above areas.


Independent Study

Independent study will be set every week for GCSE Computer Science learners.

Additional study may take many forms such as purposeful practice, reading or exploration of a new subject.  Where independent study requires an outcome it will be given feedback by a teacher.


Links to resources:

Resources are available on the [email protected] platform



Every learner will receive written guidance on their progress with an indication of what they need to do to improve at least once every three sessions.  This guidance will feed into the design of their learning for subsequent sessions.


Reporting on progress will use the schools agreed method of a progress grade from P1 – P4


The Computing Science Team

Mr M White         – Subject Leader Computing Science – [email protected]