IGCSE Computer Science (9-1) Edexcel

IGCSE Computer Science (9-1) Edexcel

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Studying IGCSE Computer Science Online

Studying Computer Science gives students the tools and knowledge that they need to understand the operation of programmable systems and networks as well as introducing them to programming in Python.

Doing this IGCSE will enable you to complete and function with the Computer Science tools that you will need to use in further courses of study and employment.

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IGCSE Computer Science

Exam code: 4CP0

Delivery method: Online

IGCSE duration: 120 hours over 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: IGCSE Computer Science (ICT) (9-1)

Awarding body: Edexcel

IGCSE Computer Science gives you a good grounding in the wide range of knowledge and skills necessary to understand the operation and programming of programmable systems. It is also a good foundation for A levels in computer science, as well as courses in further education and university.

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IGCSE Computing Science Overview

This qualification provides students with the opportunity of operating confidently in today’s digital world. It is a useful, practical qualification which will provide skills needed in further education and work.

You will learn about topics such as:

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

IGCSE Computer Science Content

This IGCSE is divided into the following:

Students study all of the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Problem solving
  • Topic 2: Programming
  • Topic 3: Data
  • Topic 4: Computers
  • Topic 5: Communication and the internet
  • Topic 6: The bigger picture

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to:

  • understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs
  • think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • understand the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems
  • understand the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society
  • apply mathematical skills relevant to computer science.

Skills gained

  • You will gain extensive skills in programming and algorithm development
  • You will understand the operation of computer hardware at a fundamental level
  • You will be able to use a variety of data types
  • Provide a solid base for study at higher education level.


The Edexcel IGCSE Computer Science qualification is gained the exam papers are successfully completed.

These exams are administered by Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.

Use the map below there are a huge number of places where you can sit your exams.

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In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.

Method of study


The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).

The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

If you opt for tutor support it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

Tutor support

We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

How quickly can I complete the IGCSE?

You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE Computer Science are available in May/June each year.

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What do I do next?

All the information you need will be included in your study guide which will be emailed to you. Once you have your login you will be good to go!

Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

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