Hartismere School

Est. 1451. An outstanding coeducational secondary school & sixth form college and England's first academy

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GCSE CS Private Study Lesson

Topics for Computer Science private study

As you know, every two weeks we have a private study lesson where you can select anything to do with Computer Science to study. For the first few lessons I will provide the options of things to look into. How you study it is up to you: you could make a video, presentation or write a report.


  • What is the Internet and how does it work?
  • How do touch screens work?
  • Who is Tim Berners-Lee and what has he done?
  • What was the first ever computer game and how was it made?
  • How does the CPU in a computer work?
  • How does satellite navigation work?
  • What goes inside a mobile phone?
  • What is the history of Tetris?