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Computer Science A Level at Paddington Academy

Course description

Computer technology is embedded in our everyday lives, from the cars we drive, to the movies we watch, and the ways in which businesses and governments interact with us.

This course will enable students to develop an understanding of the principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. They will also design, program and evaluate computer systems that solve problems, making reasoned judgements about these and presenting conclusions.

Course content

Computer Systems
Computer Components
Software and Software Development
Legal, Moral, Cultural and Ethical Issues

Algorithms and Problem Solving
Elements of Computational Thinking
Problem Solving and Programming
Programming Project (A Level)

Computer Science is a practical subject where learners can apply academic principles to real world systems. It helps learners to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. The course aims to enable learners to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, analyse problems in computational terms through practical problem solving, and think creatively, analytically and logically.


AS Level
Computing Principles (50% Exam) and Algorithms and Problem Solving (50% Exam)

A Level
Computer Systems (40% Exam), Algorithms and Programming (40% Exam) and Programming Project (20% Controlled Assessment)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paddington Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2017
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