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Computer Science A Level at St Benedict's Catholic School

Course description

1 Fundamentals of programming
2 Fundamentals of data structures
3 Fundamentals of algorithms
4 Theory of computation
5 Fundamentals of data representation
6 Fundamentals of computer systems
7 Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
8 Consequences of uses of computing
9 Fundamentals of communication and networking
10 Fundamentals of databases
11 Big Data
12 Fundamentals of functional programming
13 Systematic approach to problem solving
14 Non-exam assessment - the computing practical project

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a level 6 in Mathematics and English at GCSE.


Paper 1 - On-screen exam : 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-level - this paper tests your ability to program, as well as your theoretical knowledge of computer science from course content 1-4 below.

Paper 2 - Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of A-level - this paper tests your ability to answer questions from course content 5-12 below.

Non-exam assessment - 20% of A-level - the non-exam assessment assesses your ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve a practical problem. You will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving, as shown in course content 13 below.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Benedict's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2017
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