Computer Studies 7010 Changes to syllabus for 2015
Previously named ‘7010 Computer Studies’, this syllabus has been reviewed by the CIE throughout to bring it up to date and to allow learners to begin the development of their computational thinking and programming skills.
Name of the new syllabus is Computer Science and the syllabus code is: 2210 now.
Some changes to the assessment structure, but with many features retained in Section 4 of the syllabus).
>>Paper 1 Theory is now 1 hour 45 minutes; 60% weighting; 75 marks.
>>New Paper 2 Problem-solving and Programming: 1 hour 45 minutes; 40% weighting; 50 marks.
>>This paper replaces Paper 2 Coursework and Paper 3 Alternative to Coursework.
There are pre-release materials for Paper 2 Problem-solving and Programming for learners to complete practical tasks.
>>There is no coursework.
>>one new practical topic – introducing candidates to the concept of arrays and so enabling learners to develop programming solutions for real-world problems
>>two new theory topics: computer ethics and hexadecimal numbers