Computer Science A level at Nower Hill High School
This specification gives a general grounding in computing, including an understanding of computer systems, the principles of programming, and the solving of problems.
Programming constitutes a significant proportion of the course, building on skills developed at GCSE. Student will develop skills in computational thinking, problem solving and using Algorithms.
How computer systems work including processors, software, data types, data structures, algorithms as well as the legal, moral, cultural, ethical issues associate with the use of computer systems.
Mathematical skills in relation to computer science and computational thinking.
Computational thinking to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.
Applying the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems as part of the programming project which includes analysis, design, development and evaluation of a solution.
Maths GCSE grade B or above and Computing GCSE at grade C or above.
- Paper 1 Computer Systems 40% of total A level
- Paper 2 Algorithms and 40% of total A level
- Programming project 20% of total A level
Excellent preparation for students wishing to pursue further studies or careers in computing.
What Equipment or materials will I need?
Standard stationery and writing materials, plus storage facility eg CD/USB flash drive.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nower Hill High School directly.