Computer Studies is a new subject offered in Singapore government schools since 2006. BVSS is one of only 5 schools that offer this subject at GCE O Level. It is offered as one of the subjects combinations for our Upper Secondary Express students.
On this page, you will find a brief description of the subject as well as detailed syllabus and sample question papers with answers.
Computer Studies consists of one written examination paper and a coursework project.
Paper 1 (worth 75% of the total marks) is 2.5 hours in length and consists of short-answer and structured questions with no choice.
Paper 2 (worth 25% of the total marks) is a coursework project of a substantial nature carried out over an extended period. The project gives students the opportunity to find a computer-based solution to a significant problem and carry it through to a successful conclusion. It is assessed by our school and is moderated by CIE.
Candidates are assessed on knowledge and understanding, problem solving and realisation, and communication.
5 periods per week:
The CS syllabus consists of 5 main sections:
1. Applications of computers and their social and economic implications
2. Systems analysis
3. Problem solution, including algorithm design and programming concepts
4. Generic software and the organisation of data
5. Hardware, systems and communications.
Click here to see the detailed syllabus. (2009)
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