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Computing *FEES PAYABLE* at Sackville School

Course description

What do I study?
AS
Unit 1 Computer Fundamentals
Students gain an appreciation of computing fundamentals, including hardware, software, the
presentation, structure and management of data, how data is transmitted and networked, the life
cycle of systems development, the characteristics of information systems, and the implications of
computer use.
Unit 2 Programming Techniques and Logical Methods
Students gain an appreciation of designing solutions to particular problems, how procedural
programs are structured, the types of data and data structures, the common facilities of procedural
languages, how to write maintainable programs, and how to test and run solutions.
A2
Unit 3 Advanced Computing Theory
Students understand the function of operating systems, the function and purpose of translators,
how computer architectures are structured, how data is represented, how data is structured and
manipulated, high level language programming paradigms, low level languages and how databases
function.
Unit 4 Computing Project
Through coursework, students gain an understanding of definition, investigation and analysis,
system design, software development and testing, documentation, evaluation and how to produce
written reports covering these topics.

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE maths and English language

How to apply

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Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information

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

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