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Year 13 Computer Science


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4 + 


1.4.1 Data Types

1.4.3 Boolean Algebra

1.5.1 Computing Legislation

2.2.2 Computational Methods

1.5.2 Moral and Ethical issues

2.1.3 Thinking Procedurally

2.1.4 Thinking Logically

2.1.4 Thinking Concurrently

2.3.1 Algorithms

2.2.2 Computational Methods

2.3.1 Algorithms

2.3.1 Algorithms


Revision for final examinations

Key Terminology and skills

Binary Integers
Denary to Binary
Hexadecimal Integers
Denary to Hexadecimal
Hexadecimal to Binary
Sign and Magnitude
Two's Complement
Bitwise Manipulation
Floating Point Numbers
Floating Point Arithmetic
Boolean Logic
Logic Gate Diagrams
Truth Tables
Karnaugh Maps
Simplifying Boolean
Half and Full Adders
D-Type Flip Flops

Data Mining
Analysing Personal Information
Computer Misuse Act
Copyright Design and Patents Act
Monitoring Behaviour
Privacy and Offensive Communications
Layout/ Colour and Character Sets
Problem Components
Solution Components
Problem-Solving Steps
Identify Sub-Procedures

Decision Points
Determine Logical Conditions
Decisions and Program Flow
Tackling Concurrent Problems
Concurrent Processing: Benefits and Trade-Offs
Linear Search
Binary Search
Divide and Conquer
Bubble Sort
Insertion Sort
Merge Sort
Quick Sort
Algorithm Efficiency
Suitability of Algorithms
Algorithm Analysis and Design

Dijkstra’s shortest path algorithm;
A* Pathfinding
Algorithm Complexity


Revising for examinations using past paper practice questions and identifying topics which students need more support on through our knowledge checking website as well as student preference.

Firefly Links*

* Firefly links will only work for Trinity staff members, students and parents.


After learning new theory content, students make their own notes before answering questions using our bespoke knowledge checking website.  They have access to supporting videos as well as knowledge organisers.

During each lesson, students have access to past paper questions for each topic. Time is allocated to answering these and the creation of model answers. The mark schemes are available to support and check responses.


Students are set up to 3 hours of homework per week for this subject. This time is tracked through our knowledge checking website and performance is closely monitored and rewarded with house points. Students are directed to spend time on topics which most benefit them for revision (based on previous performance).