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Computer Science at Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School

Course description

This course would be most suitable for students who have studied either OCR GCSE in ICT or have consistently achieved Distinction grades in OCR Nationals Level 2. Alternatively a real interest in programming and IT architecture should be identified and realised.

Course content

AS course content

Computing Principles (01)

The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices; Software and software development; Programming; Exchanging data; Data types, data structures and algorithms; Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues

Algorithms & Problem Solving (02)

Elements of computational thinking; Problem solving and programming; Algorithms A level course content

A level course content

Computer Systems (01)

The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices; Software and software development; Exchanging data; Data types, data structures and algorithms; Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues

Algorithms & Programming (02)

Elements of computational thinking; Problem solving and programming; Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms - Programming Project (03 or 04) Analysis of the problem; Design of the solution; Developing the solution; Evaluation

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B either Computer Science or ICT and a grade B in Maths

Assessment

AS Qualification

50% Unit 01 - 1 ¼ hours’ written examination. 50% Unit 02 - 1 ¼ hours’ written examination.

A level Qualification

40% Unit 01 - 2 ½ hours’ written examination. 40% Unit 02 - 2 ½ hours’ written examination. 20% Unit 03 or 04 – non-exam assessment.

Future opportunities

A Level Computing gives students a wide range of progression options into further study, training or relevant employment.  Students who successfully complete the qualification will be well equipped to move onto degrees in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management.

Further information

This course is a traditional style A Level, as favoured by many of the top universities. It focuses on the underlying theory behind computing as well as the application.

It gives students a wide range of progression options into employment or further study, either in related disciplines or as a source of UCAS points.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2016
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