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Computer Science at Dudley Sixth

Course description

This course has been designed for students who wish to go on to Higher Education courses or employment, where knowledge of computer science would be beneficial.

Course content

Unit 1

This unit will introduce the fundamentals of programming, data structures, data representation, computer systems, computer organisation and architecture, communication and networking. You will also learn how to apply a systematic approach to problem solving, along with the theory of computation and the consequences of the uses of computing.

Unit 2

Continuing on from Unit 1, in this unit you will be introduced to the fundamentals of algorithms, functional programming, databases and big data. You will also work on your own practical project, which will contribute 20% towards your overall A level marks.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade 6 or higher in maths, in addition to the general entry requirements.

Assessment

Examinations and coursework.

Financial information

Studying at Dudley Sixth is free of charge, but if other costs are a barrier to you studying with us, we aim to help you to access financial support. Examples of support that could be available include:

Bursary fund

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply for help with college related costs to the 16-18 Bursary Fund. More information about the 16-18 Bursary can be found at the website: www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/ or call 01384 363 555.

Care to Learn

Students aged under 20 needing help with childcare may be eligible for help with costs. More information is available from http://www.dfes.gov.uk/caretolearn or call 0300 303 8610.

Free meals

The government has introduced a new scheme to provide free meals for eligible learners in Further Education. The purpose of this new scheme is to enable students who claim benefits or live with parents/guardians who claim benefits to access a healthy meal whilst at college without the cost becoming a burden. Call 01384 363 555 for more details.

Learner support fund

If you're 19 before you finish your studies then help is available through the Learner Support Fund (19+) which provides means-tested grants to help students aged 19+ with any additional costs of studying. Call 01384 363 555 for more details.

Free Bus Pass

If you are 16-18, and a student of Dudley Sixth, you will be eligible* for a free bus pass, as long as you live one mile away or further from where we are based, and are not already in receipt of other financial support.

*Students with disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help.

If you have costs other than those mentioned here, which make it difficult for you to start or complete a course, you should still apply for help.

Future opportunities

Higher education or employment.

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: 09 February 2017
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Student Services
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0800 783 6095
    • Email address:
    • info@dudleysixth.co.uk

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