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Computer Science at Sutton Grammar School

Course description

Computer Science is the study of how computers can be used to produce solutions to real world problems. In Computer Science you develop your own application. You will develop programming skills that will allow you to tackle increasingly more difficult tasks, with ever more confidence and by Christmas the aim is for you to have a high degree of owne rship of your programming. Related skills taught will aim to supplement your abilities by teaching you, for example,
 
  • how networks , including The Internet, function,
  • how to use binary and other bases intelligently in your work,
  • how security works, how images, sounds and other formats are encoded,
  • what are the legal restrictions are when using computing,
  • what components are in modern devices,
  • how logic is used in programming exercises,
  • how to work intelligently with information

Course content

Students taking this course have combined it with a large number of any choices. With its wide range of practical applications, students in the financial, scientific, artistic, design, mathematical and humanities fields have found it can complement their c
hoices and provide a long practical skill for their later studies or career choice. Many students choose a theme for their A2 project that combines with one of their other A2 choices and allows both courses to benefit from the combination

Entry requirements

Programming experience, of any sort, prior to taking the course is always useful but not required.

Assessment

Paper 1: This paper tests a student's ability to program, as well as their theoretical
knowledge of Computer Science from subject content 1-4 above.

Paper 2: This paper tests a student's ability to answer questions from subject content
5 - 12 above.
 
Non-exam Assessment: the non-exam assessment assesses student's ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve a practical problem. Students will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016
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