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International GCSE Computer Science

Online Course (Edexcel)

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£275 inc VAT
Or £45.83/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
Online, self-paced
12 months
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) not included in price, and must be purchased separately
  • Tutor is available to students

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This International GCSE Computer Science Edexcel Course will help you to understand and apply fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation. You will be able to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs. You will also gain an understanding of the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society.


Your course will cover the following content:-

Problem solving:

  • Algorithms
  • Decomposition and abstraction


  • Develop code
  • Constructs
  • Data types and structures
  • Input/output
  • Operators
  • Subprograms


  • Binary
  • Data representation
  • Data storage and compression
  • Encryption


  • Machines and computational modelling
  • Hardware
  • Logic
  • Software
  • Programming languages

Communication and the internet:

  • Networks
  • Network security
  • The internet and the world wide web

The bigger Picture

  • Emerging trends, issues and impact

There are two exams for this IGCSE, of which are 2 hours long and the other is 3 hours long. Grades 9-1 are available.

Specification code

International GCSE Computer Science Edexcel: 4CP0

This course can also be taken under the Awarding Organisation Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Specification code

International GCSE Computer Science CIE: 0984

Who is this course for?

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life. You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.


You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be 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 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

Career path

GCSE Computer Science could lead on to further study in Computer Science at A-level. You could also take on the IGCSE in ICT, which can be taken in combination with this course. 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.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.