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Computer Science / Computing

 

Computer Science is arguably the most abstract field of engineering but it is the most relevant in today’s digital society. Students will have the opportunity to invent the future and add to the world’s digital footprint by taking control of the box that sits on their desk.

COURSE OUTLINE

AS Computing
Stand alone qualification to be completed during Year 12.

Unit 1: Computing Principles (Written exam)
Unit 2: Algorithms and Problem Solving (Written exam)

A2 Computing
The A level specification includes the same content as AS but goes further, encouraging candidates to gain a more in-depth understanding of computational thinking. Students develop skills through written exploration of scenarios and a practical project, which enables students to apply their skills and knowledge to a real world computer based problem.

Unit 1: Computing Principles (Written exam)
Unit 2: Algorithms and Problem Solving (Written exam)
Unit 3: Programming Project (Coursework)

PROGRESSIONAL/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The current job market for Computer Science is excellent and many industries report being unable to fill positions involving Computer Science. There will continue to be many jobs related to creating faster and more efficient computing devices. Studying A level Computer Science can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following: Web Developers, Database Administrator, Systems Analyst, IT Technical Support Officer, Help Desk Support, Programmers, Games Developer, IT Consultants, Applications Developer and Software Engineer.

Exam Board: OCR


Key Staff

Mr Owen Rymer

Mr Stephen Elliott

Course Type

A Level

Course Category

Sciences

Duration

2 years

Entry Requirements

 

Grade B in GCSE Maths and a grade B in GCSE English.

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