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Computer Science at Moorlands Sixth Form College

Course description

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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

Course content

  1. Computer systems: Characteristics of contemporary processors.  Software and development.  Exchaning data.  Data types structures and algorithms.  Legal, moral and ethical issues.
  2. Algorithms and Programming.  Elements of computational thinking.  Problem solving and programming.  Algorithms to sovle problems and standard algorithms.
  3. Programming project.  Analysis of the problem.  Design of the solution.  Dveloping the solution.  Evaluation.

Entry requirements

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.

Assessment

Examination and coursework.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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