Each of the two papers are worth 50%.

Paper 1 – Computer Systems

Written paper, 1 hour 45 minutes, 75 marks

This question paper consists of short-answer and structured questions set on Topics 1–6 of the subject content

Calculators are not allowed in this examination.

Paper 2 – Algorithms, Programming and Logic

Written paper, 1 hour 45 minutes, 75 marks

This question paper consists of short-answer and structured questions set on Topics 7–10 of the subject content.

The questions require candidates to have practical programming experience

Knowledge of programming language syntax is not examined; in all cases the logic is more important than the
syntax.

Calculators are not allowed in this examination.

Scenario question

The final question in Paper 2 is a 15-mark unseen scenario question.

Candidates will be required to write an algorithm using pseudocode or program code for the context provided

It is expected that candidates should spend 30 minutes answering this question.