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AQA Computer Science GCSE

This page is up to date for the AQA 8525 syllabus for exams from 2022.

Cyber Security - Revision

This unit only appears on Paper 2.

This means that questions on it will be knowledge based. You need to learn definitions and the key knowledge elements of the syllabus and will have to write about them.

There may be longer questions on hacking and general security issues. These are where the unit crosses over in to Unit 8 (ethics) territory.

Revision materials

PDF iconSyllabus content - a slightly edited version of the syllabus document showing what you need to know in some detail

PDF iconBooklet to print - an active way to revise the key knowledge required

PDF iconKey definitions and knowledge - a summary of the things you need to learn all on one slide

PDF iconLists from the syllabus - the lists of key points you need to be trying to use in answers

PDF iconRevision cards - a way of revising. The cards are started only, but I think you could fit a summary of the whole unit of 4 cards (unless you have bigger handwriting)

Note: you will need to be able to write about any of the points on the summary. It's not enough to know that they exist, you need to be able to write about them as well (so, what is blagging, how does it work, what might the effects be, how can it be managed).

PDF iconBlank cards - so you can use these for other units. You could also use physical cards you make yourself or buy a set of index cards.

PDF iconWord version of Blank cards - if you need to type

And there's a quiz:

Test iconCyber Security Multiple Choice Quizwiki link

This is a Google form, but you don't need to be signed in to do it and can do it as many times as you want.