Subject Information- Computer Studies
Computer Studies belongs to the technical department because its a technical course alongside Home science, Art and Design, Agriculture, Wood Work, Metal Works, Building and Construction, Power Mechanics, Electricity, Drawing and Design and Aviation. this means its a group 4 subject.
This is the code given by KNEC- Kenya National Examination Council for Computer Studies Examination Papers.
Number of papers examined by KNEC in main examinations. These papers are namely:
This is a theory paper and in the main examinations, it carries more votes (weight) compared to the other two. Out of 100, it has a weight of 50
This is a two and half hours practical activity paper. Out of 100 marks, it carries a weight of 25 marks. But according to me, its the simplest paper to pass compared to these other two because of its nature and content
This is the computer project that takes 7 months to pursue. In some quarters, its the students nightmare paper, however, with the time span provided, this paper isn't hard either its the approach that makes it hard or simple. good preparation and early enough is the key. it has a weight of 25 marks to the grid of 100
This is a room set aside for the facilitation and learning of computer studies in a school. Its a core requirement for a school to be granted permission to pursue computer studies. The computer lab should have the following fundamentals
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Its not clear when Computer studies was introduced into the Curriculum of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education however it may be somewhere earlier but not later than 1994 (assumption) since the first computer exam is believed to have been done in year 1998. This I think are the years when Kenyans started to use mobile phones and computers were going commercial world wide. Since then, we have been having computer studies tested each year something that has produced Hardware and Software engineers in the country.