Computer Science AS/A Level at Fortismere School
You will enjoy this course if you would like to:
- Think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
- Understand the organisation of computer systems, including software, hardware, data, communications and people
- Apply skills, knowledge and understanding of computing, including programming, in a range of contexts to solve problems
- Learn skills in project and time management
- See relationships between different aspects of the subject, and perceive their field of study in a broader perspective
- Understand the consequences of using computers, including social, legal, ethical and other issues
- Be aware of emerging technologies and have an appreciation of their potential impact on society
AS: Fundamentals of programming, Fundamentals of data structures, Systematic approach to problem solving, Theory of computation, Fundamentals of data representation, Fundamentals of computer systems, Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture, Consequences of uses of computing, Fundamentals of communication and networking
A2: Fundamentals of programming, Fundamentals of data structures, Fundamentals of algorithms, Theory of computation, Fundamentals of data representation, Fundamentals of computer sytems, Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture, Consequences of uses of computing, Fundamentals of communication and networking, Fundamentals of databases, Big Data, Fundamentals of functional programming, Systematic approach to problem solving, Non-exam assessment - the computing practical project
While it is anticipated that you will have studied the National Curriculum in ICT to KS3, a GCSE in ICT or Computing is not compulsory. However, it is essential that you have a basic knowledge of ICT, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2000. At least a grade B in GCSE Mathematics and English is required.
Study is through a mixture of teacher-led activities, individual research, case studies, theory work and practical sessions
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Fortismere School directly.