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Computing AS/A2 at Stanborough School

Course description

The AS/A2 Computing qualification encourages students to develop their knowledge and understanding of hardware and communications, software, applications and effects, and information. It also develops skills in analysis, design, implementation and evaluation.
The AS is the first half of the A Level qualification. It is made up of two mandatory units which are externally assessed. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of computer systems, programming and other principles of computing, and how to apply these to the solution of problems.
A2 is made up of two mandatory units, one is externally assessed and the other internally assessed through a significant piece of coursework. Building on the topics studied at AS students will learn about the use of algorithms and test strategies, maintenance, and documenting solutions to gain an understanding of systematic methods. These skills will be applied to solve real problems with computer based solutions. Computing is a practical subject and the lessons reflect this with a variety of teaching methods being used. Through the project you will develop your skills in the use of advanced features of software packages.

Entry requirements

A*-C at GCSE, equivalent or similar subject.Not to be studied with ICT. APS: 40 or above

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stanborough School directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years