Worry free 14 day guarantee Open CollegeIGCSE Computer Science is a great way to give yourself a foundation understanding of the operation of programmable systems and networks. You will be given the chance to begin understanding and programming with Python along with gaining a deeper understanding of Computer Science tools that will prove invaluable when studying Computer Science at a higher level.

IGCSE Computer Science is the perfect course to prepare yourself for further study in both computer based A-Level courses and science based courses.

When can I start the course? Right away.

How do I study the course? Online.

Is there a tutor? Yes.

How long is the course? 1 or 2 years (you decide).

Where can I read full course info? Full course content and information.


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Online IGCSE Computer Science (4CP0) Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I study the course? Online.
Where can I study from? UK or Internationally.
How long is the course? 1 year.
Are there entry requirements? No.
What certificate do I get? Edexcel IGCSE Computer Science (ICT) (9-1)
What can I do with the qualification? Study A-Levels, BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, International Baccalaureates (IB).
What level is the course? Equivalent to Level 2 Diplomas, USA GED, Hong Kong HKCEE, Singapore O-Level, Indian CBSE.
Are exams included? No, you have to book these separately.
When can I enrol? At any time.

More Information

Your online IGCSE Computer Science course will come with full tutor support for the length of your studies. You will have access through an online learning portal to all materials and information that you need to study and learn in preparation for your examinations.

Examinations for IGCSE Computer Science are held every year in the June examination period. If you need more help or advice regarding studying this course, contact one of our helpful team for more assistance.

IGCSE Computer Science (4CP0) Syllabus

This course covers 6 topics of study:

Topic 1: Problem solving including algorithms
Topic 2: Programming in Python
Topic 3: Data types, representation and storage
Topic 4: Computer hardware and logic
Topic 5: Communication, networks and the internet
Topic 6: Emerging trends, issues and impact

Examination Information

  • Examinations are carried out over two papers.
  • Paper 1: Principles of Computer Science – Paper code 4CP0/01. 50% of the total International GCSE. Assessment is through a 2-hour examination paper.
  • Paper 2: Application of Computational Thinking – Paper code 4CP0/02. 50% of the total International GCSE. Assessment is through a 3-hour practical examination.
  • Examination period June.