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Computer Science S/L IB (Block C) at Northfleet Technology College

Course description

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The International Baccalaureate Computer Science course develops high-level skills in the major aspects of computing. It prepares students for a career in or linked to computing.


The course will develop programming skills in at least two programming languages; build understanding of hardware and how it interacts online and offline. Computational and logic skills are enhanced throughout enabling students to tackle and solve a wide range of technical problems.


The course can be followed at Standard or Higher Level and is assessed through examination and project evidence. Here we do the Standard Level

Course content


Module 1 is taught and examined in the following subject areas (40%):

   Topic 1: System fundamentals

   Topic 2: Computer organization

   Topic 3: Networks

   Topic 4: Computational thinking, problem-solving and programming


Module 2 is taught and examined through a case study (20%)


Module 3 is taught and examined in one of the following areas (20%):

   Option A: Databases

   Option B: Modelling and simulation

   Option C: Web science

   Option D: Object-oriented programming (OOP) (This is the option we teach and the  language used is JAVA)


Module 4 is assessed on an individually chosen computer science project (20%)(Again the expected project should be in Java)


Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5+ in English and Mathematics, Grade C/Level 6 GCSE in Computing or Computer Science


Examination and Computer Science Project

Future opportunities

Hardware and software engineering apprenticeship, undergraduate degree in computer science, front line careers in computing systems troubleshooting, project leader in programming, web and database development

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northfleet Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years