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We have worked with Edexcel to collect the Quantum quizzes and align them to the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) 2020 Computer Science specification.

For each topic, there are two quizzes. Quiz A is to be administered straight after you finish teaching a topic, and Quiz B to be administered three weeks later. Quiz B is intended to check the retention of the topic unit.

Topic 1: Computational thinking

Understanding of what algorithms are, what they are used for and how they work; ability to follow, amend and write algorithms; ability to construct truth tables.

1.1 Decomposition and abstraction

1.2 Algorithms

1.3 Truth tables

Topic 2: Data

Understanding of binary, data representation, data storage and compression.

2.1 Binary

2.2 Data representation

2.3 Data storage and compression

Topic 3: Computers

Understanding of hardware and software components of computer systems and characteristics of programming languages.

3.1 Hardware

3.2 Software

3.3 Programming languages

Topic 4: Networks

Understanding of computer networks and network security.

4.2 Network security

4.2 Network security

Topic 5: Issues and impact

Awareness of emerging trends in computing technologies, and the impact of computing on individuals, society and the environment, including ethical, legal and ownership issues.

5.1 Environmental

5.3 Cybersecurity

Topic 6: Problem solving with programming

Understanding what algorithms are, what they are used for and how they work in relation to creating programs; understanding how to decompose and analyse problems; ability to read, write, refine and evaluate programs.

6.1 Develop code

6.2 Constructs

6.3 Data types and structures

6.4 Input/output

6.4 Input/output

6.5 Operators

6.6 Subprograms

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