Project Description

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Computer Science, like mathematics, underpins a huge range of subjects, and has concepts and ways of working that do not change quickly over time, including programming, algorithms and data structures. A key skill that is developed is ‘computational thinking’ and this offers insightful ways to view how information operates in many natural and engineered systems.

Computer Science is computer programming which while seeming esoteric, is the closest that a student can come to thinking about thinking. It develops logic, rigour and problem solving and has led to Computer Science being dubbed ‘the new Latin’.

The subject of Computer Science is highly creative. This may seem self evident in the case of computer games, electronic art and computer generated music, but these examples from the creative industries perhaps conceal the fact that writing any computer program involves creativity in the virtual universe behind the screen. A well written computer program contains an intrinsic beauty and structure not unlike poetry.

This qualification develops student’s ability to apply ‘computational thinking’ and has a specification with a trusted approach and clear assessments accessible to all. It also fosters skills and knowledge for progression to further study.

The online course measures progression and assesses understanding with;

  • Enables students to build, apply and review their understanding with our weekly
    pre-recorded videos
  • Ensure understanding of the key concepts for the main topics with appropriate presentations, worksheets, homework, mark schemes and topic tests
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives
    and mind maps.


Course Structure:

  • Online learning platform
  • One year / two year study option
  • Weekly learning assignments
  • Weekly learning videos by subject teacher
  • Presentation, worksheets, homework along with mark scheme (self marking)
  • Topic tests
  • Revision – exam preparation
  • Mock assessments

Students have the option to sit;

Course Fees

One year course                        £549
Two year course          Year 1: £549
                                        Year 2: £150

The cost of the GCSE Computer Science course is £549 for a one-year course. However, we also offer the option to study the course over two years. In this case, you would pay the one-year course fee upfront, and then top it up with an additional fee of £150 in the second year.

Payment Options

On receipt of the application fee, we will raise an invoice for the remainder of the course fees. We offer a flexible payment plan that allows you to pay in two instalments, 50% of the course fees is due by 15th August and the remaining 50% by 7th December.
How to Apply?
1. Complete the GCSE application form
2. Send a scanned, coloured copy of your Passport or Driving License
3. Pay the application fee of £200 (the application fee is made up of £80 enrolment fee and £120 towards the course fee, this fee is non-refundable).

Register for your exams

Registering to sit your exams with us at Swansea College is easy and straightforward. All you need to
do is fill out the online registration form, which can be found on our website. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an email confirming your registration. You will then be able to book your exams and pay the relevant fees. We offer a range of exams, from GCSEs to A-Levels with WJEC, Exdexcel Pearson, AQA and Cambridge International.



GCSE Computer Science is a comprehensive course that covers all the topics and materials necessary for GCSE  Students can choose to sit the exam board of their choice, such as WJEC, AQA, Pearson or
Cambridge International. All topics are covered; however the order of topics and which topics are
covered in each exam paper may vary depending on the exam board. This means that students must
be aware of the differences between the exam boards and be prepared to adjust their study plans
The course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the subject and to prepare them for the exam. With the right preparation and dedication, students can be confident that they will be able to succeed in their GCSE  Computer Science exam.


Mock Assessment

Throughout the year, students would be required to complete topic tests and key assessments.
These tests and assessments would be designed to assess the student’s understanding of the
material and their ability to apply it.
Students are also expected to complete mock assessments before the Easter break..
The mock assessments would be designed to simulate the actual tests and assessments, allowing
students to practice and become familiar with the format and content. Additionally, the mock
assessments would provide feedback to the students, allowing them to identify areas of
improvement and focus their study / revision accordingly.


Each exam board has its own subject specification for the exams they offer. Depending on the exam
board you have chosen, you can visit their website and check the subject specification. This will
provide you with detailed information about the topics covered in the exam, the assessment criteria,
and the structure of the exam. It will also provide you with guidance on how to prepare for the exam
and what resources are available to help you. Knowing the subject specification is essential for
success in the exam, so make sure you take the time to read it carefully.
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