Computing at The New Sixth Bath
This course has been designed to provide candidates with a critical understanding of problem solving, programming, data representation and the systems development lifecycle in unit 1. In unit 2, students study computer systems, hardware elements of computers, machine level architecture, hardware devices, the structure of the internet, web page design and the consequences of uses of Computing.
Unit 1: Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical exercise.
A practical, on-screen, examination which allows candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of the fundamental principles of the subject, focusing on programming through a problem-solving scenario using pre-release material.
Unit 2: Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept, and The Internet.
A written paper which focuses on the hardware and software aspects of Computing and the social and economic consequences of Computing.
Unit 3: Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking.
This unit focuses on computational thinking, what can be computed, programming and problem-solving including communication and networking.
Unit 4: The Computing Practical Project.
This is an internally assessed unit, with candidates required to complete a report on a computer-based programmed solution to a problem solving exercise of their choice.
Candidates will need a grade B or above in both Maths and English. The course has an emphasis onabstract thinking, general problem-solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, scientific andengineering-based approaches. Students will develop a software project and associated report to solve a real-life problem. This project can form a useful discussion topic for UCAS applications.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The New Sixth Bath directly.