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Computer Science OCR AS Level at Kantor King Solomon High School

Course description

Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, that can look at the natural world through a digital prism.

Our Computer Science qualifications will value computational thinking, helping students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence.

These are the concepts that lie at the heart of our Computer Science qualifications. They will be the best preparation for students who want to go on to study Computer Science at a higher level and will also provide a good grounding for other subject areas that require computational thinking and analytical skills.

Course content

AS  Level Computer Science:

  • Will inspire and challenge students to apply the knowledge they gain with the creative and technical skills they acquire. 
  •  Will build on our GCSE Computing and emphasise the importance of computational thinking as a discipline.
  • There’ll be an expanded maths focus, much of which will be embedded within the course.
  • The ICT content of the new specifications will be appropriate to a Computer Science qualification.
  • Computational thinking will be at the core of the new specifications.
  • The AS will consist of two components, which will be externally assessed and weighted at 50% each.
  • The AS will not have a coursework component. 

Entry requirements

Minimum of 6 GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Mathematics with a grade B or above in the subjects to be studied.

Assessment

Component 1 Computing principles:

  • Externally marked question paper
  • 50%
  • 70 marks
  • 1 hr 15 mins

Component 2 Algorithms and problem solving:

  • Externally marked question paper
  • 50%
  • 70 marks
  • 1 hr 15 mins

Further information

The new AS Level qualifications, for first teaching in September 2015, won’t count towards the final grade of an A Level, but will be separate, standalone qualifications in their own right. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kantor King Solomon High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2016
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