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Computing - A Level at St Gregory the Great Catholic School

Course description

The A level Computing course will give a general grounding in computing, including an understanding of computer systems, the principles of programming, and the solving of problems.
During the two year course, students will be encouraged to develop:
• the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
• an understanding of the organisation of computer systems, including software, hardware, data, communications and people
• the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of computing, including programming, in a range of contexts to solve problems
• skills in project and time management
• the capacity to see relationships between different aspects of the subject, and perceive their field of study in a broader perspective
• an understanding of the consequences of using computers, including social, legal, ethical and other issues
• an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of their potential impact on society
Students following this course do not need to have any prior knowledge of computing or ICT. The course is not about learning to use tools or just training in a programming language. Instead the emphasis is on computational thinking.

Entry requirements

A minimum six A*-C including a minimum of B grade in GCSE Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory the Great Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years