Computer Science A level at The Folkestone School for Girls
Computer Science - AQA
This course covers the fundamentals of computer science and develops a high level of programming skills. By the end of Year 12 you will be writing complex programs to solve given problems. Much of the theory will involve the use of software to explore different computational ideas. The coursework component is completed during Year 13. At the heart of program design is the skill of problem solving. A large part of this qualification is the development of your problem-solving skills and your ability to think.
Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Studying Computing at GCSE level is not a requirement, however, if you have studied GCSE Computing, you will need at least a Grade 6, which shows that you have an aptitude for the subject.
Paper 1: 40% of A-level. Written exam of 2.5 hours. Students answer a series of short questions and write/adapt/extend programs in an electronic answer booklet. Paper 2: 40% of A-level. Written exam of 2.5 hours answering short and extended answers to questions. Non-exam assessment (coursework): 20% of A-level. Students solve or investigate a practical problem.
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