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Computer Science A Level at The Green School

Course description

Computing? A little bit geeky? Yes. A little bit difficult? Yes. Undeniably cool? Oh yes!

If you are constantly asking “What happens if I change this?” and “How does it work?” questions when you are supposed to be typing up your GCSE homework, then A Level Computing may be the perfect choice for you. You will learn all about the hardware and software that make up a typical computer system and what really goes on inside those chips and circuit boards.

You will learn how to analyse problems in computational terms and write real computer programs to solve them. Even better, you will develop the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically, critically and to see relationships between different aspects of computer science and possibly be inspired to becoming the next Ada Lovelace or Tim Berners-Lee.

 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in Computer Science, as well as grade 6 in Maths

Assessment

A-Level in Computer Science., two-year linear course. Exam board: OCR.

Computer Systems (40%)
2hrs 30 mins
Written paper, 140 marks

Algorithms & Programming (40%)
2hrs 30 mins.
Written paper, 140 marks

Programming Project (20%)
Non-exam assessment, 70 marks
 

Future opportunities

Anywhere and everywhere!
Many computing students go on to study Computer Science at university level or seek employment-based training within a whole host of industries (Technology Music, Engineering, Media, Entertainment).
Other students find that their practical skills are invaluable in supporting further study in science, engineering and maths courses at undergraduate level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Green School directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2016
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