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Computer Science at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description

Board:

AQA

Outline of the Course:

In Yr 12 the students cover the syllabus in a very practical manner, which allows them many more opportunities to develop their understanding of the subject.  This approach means that they are able to create a piece of coursework in Year 13, which is innovative and exciting to develop.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Computer Science and 6 in Maths

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Computer Science and 6 in Maths

Assessment

Type of Assessment

On screen practical examination

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Weighting

40%

Type of Assessment

Examination: Compulsory short answer and extended answer questions

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Weighting

40%

Type of Assessment

The non-exam assessment assesses student’s ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve or investigate a practical problem

Yr 13

Weighting

20%

Future opportunities

Where can this course take me?

Computing allows you to work through problem solving and has numerous practical uses, in all areas of industry, leisure, finance etc.

Many Universities offer Computing as a separate degree or in combination with other subjects, so the choice of where to go after A-Level is very wide.

Other Subjects.

Obvious combinations such as Physics and Maths make a good ‘package’ but the Arts also fit with Computing.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 June 2018
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Key information

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

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