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This IGCSE Computer Science CAIE Course will allow you to study the principles and practices of computing and gain confidence in computational thinking and programming. You will learn to program by writing computer code and you will develop your understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers.
Learners will apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high- level programming language. You will also develop a range of technical skills, as well as the ability to test effectively and to evaluate computing solutions.
This qualification helps students appreciate current and emerging computing technologies and the benefits of their use. You will learn to recognise the ethical issues and potential risks when using computers.
The combination of knowledge and skills in Cambridge IGCSE (9–1) Computer Science gives students a solid foundation for further study. Candidates who achieve grades 4 to 9 are well prepared to follow a wide range of courses including Cambridge International AS & A Level Computer Science.
Cambridge IGCSEs are accepted by leading Universities and employers around the works as evidence of academic achievement. Many Universities require a combination of AS & A’ Levels and IGCSEs or equivalent to meet their entry requirements.
There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
The IGCSE Computer Science Online Course has eight modules you will need to cover.
Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at a CAIE approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.
There are two exams for the full IGCSE qualification. The length of each exam is as follows:
Paper 1 – 1 hour 45 min
Paper 2 – 1 hour 45 min
Throughout the course learning may happen in a practical way for example, learners must program in a high-level programming language such as Python. You will need access to a computer at home where you will be able to carry out certain tasks.
With regards to the exams, any practical element will be assessed through a written examination in paper 2. Therefore you will not need to sit a practical endorsement.
You will receive pre-release materials a couple of months prior to the exam and the purpose of the pre-release material tasks is to direct learners to some of the topics which will be examined in Paper 2.
On successful completion of all your exams for the International GCSE Computer Science Online Course, you will be awarded the following qualification:
International GCSE Computer Science with CAIE
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Our Enrolment fee for this course is noted at the top of this page where you can enrol directly onto the course. This fee includes access to your course including tutor support for 2 years.
Our enrolment fee includes:
The only other fee you will need to pay is for your exams which is due approximately six months prior and this will be paid directly to the exam centre.
You can enrol online right now by Card or PayPal (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express). Alternatively, we also accept BACS transfer or we can send you a payment link.
Yes the IGCSE will be an online course. You will be able to access everything via our online portal.
With our courses, we have learners from all over the world enrolled. Therefore, if we restricted your learning to certain times, not everyone would be available. All our courses are accessible 24/7 via our online secure portal. Any videos on your portal would be pre-recorded meaning you can work through your course at your own pace.
By opting for our International GCSE, you can study the course from anywhere and exam centres are located all over the world including the UK.
You will be provided with eBooks for this course. If you want to purchase physical books in addition, then we can provide you with the book ISBN numbers.
The Guided learning hours for the IGCSE is 130.
These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed to gain the qualification may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.
The IGCSE is an international alternative to the GCSE and as the subjects are normally exam based only, make them ideal for students who are unable to attend a local school or college. This means there is no need to carry out science practical exams or find a school that will mark and authenticate your coursework.
IGCSEs are internationally recognised and as well as being available in the UK, are also available worldwide. They are recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and are an international passport to progression and success.
We want exams to be as competitively priced for our learners as possible and therefore that is why we direct them to the examination centres rather than charge upfront fees.