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Computer Science A Level at Wanstead High School

Course description

Year 12 – Paper 1 - This paper tests a student's ability to program, as well as their theoretical knowledge of computer science from subject content. Students answer a series of short questions and write/adapt/extend programs in an electronic answer document provided by AQA.
Paper 2 - This paper tests a student's ability to answer questions from subject content in the form of a series of short-answer and extended-answer questions.

Year 13 – Paper 1 - This paper tests a student's ability to program, as well as their theoretical knowledge of computer science. AQA issue preliminary material, a skeleton program and, test data for use in the exam.
Paper 2 - This paper tests a student's ability to answer questions from subject content. It contains Compulsory short-answer and extended-answer questions.
NEA - 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. Students will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving.

Entry requirements

Computer Science Grade C or above is required.
B (6-9) in English and C (4-9) in Maths.

Future opportunities

Business analyst, Web designer, Web developer, Software applications developer, Computer systems analyst, Computer systems engineer, Network systems administrator, Computer programmer, Software systems developer, Software quality assurance (QA) tester.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2017
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