computer science gcse overview

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aleena2008
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im choosing subjects fr gcse i wanna know if theirs lots of maths in it and if its easy fr someone who is *****y at maths. also what languages i should learn fr it
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do take a look at your exam board spec
there's is maths its not extremely easy my friends say once you grasp it you'll be fine

aqa
https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resourc...25-SP-2020.PDF

edexcel
https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...cification.pdf

ocr
https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/558027...ience-j277.pdf
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From what I remember from doing OCR in 2018, there wasn't too much maths. The most maths you had to do was with binary and hexadecimal conversions, which is dealing with powers of 2 and 16 respectively, but I think you were allowed a calculator (though I'm not 100% sure on this).

In terms of languages, any questions asked to you in an exam will be in pseudocode, which is universal across all languages, and you should be taught this as a part of your course. You will also have an NEA (non-examined assessment) which comes in the form of a programming task. I believe schools are free to choose which language these are done in, but I think most use Python as it's a good beginner language. Again, if they want you to know this, they'll teach you it as a part of the course, but it wouldn't hurt to start learning some fundamentals early.
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