Computer Science at Moorlands Sixth Form College
The course will enable learners to
- develop an understanding of and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science inlcuding; abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation
- develop the ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems including writing programs to do so
- develop the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
- Computer systems: Characteristics of contemporary processors. Software and development. Exchaning data. Data types structures and algorithms. Legal, moral and ethical issues.
- Algorithms and Programming. Elements of computational thinking. Problem solving and programming. Algorithms to sovle problems and standard algorithms.
- Programming project. Analysis of the problem. Design of the solution. Dveloping the solution. Evaluation.
Minimum of 5 higher grades at GCSE, including English and maths at a high level. Some experience of programming is desirable.
It is not essential to have studied GCSE computer science, however, a very thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and database software is required. A high grade in maths and English are required.
Examination and coursework.
Computing/ICT skills are required in an increasing number of careers in all areas of business and industry. Specific areas include; systems analysis, programming, database management and management information systems.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moorlands Sixth Form College directly.