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Computer Science A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

Computer Science is about understanding computer systems and networks at a deep level. Computers and the programs they run are among the most complex products ever created; designing and using them effectively presents immense challenges. Facing these challenges is the aim of Computer Science as a practical discipline.

Course content

AS

  • Computing principles (01)
  • Algorithms and problem solving (02*)

A-Level

  • Computer systems (01)
  • Algorithms and programming (02*)
  • Programming project (03* or 04**)

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language C or better
GCSE Maths B or better
GCSE ICT C or better / IT Nationals MM

Assessment

AS

Computing principles (01) - 50% total 70 marks - 1 hour and 15 minutes - written paper. The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices Software and software development Exchanging data and data structures.

Algorithms and problem solving (02*) - 50% total 70 marks - 1 hour and 15 minutes - written paper. Elements of computational thinking Problem solving and programming Algorithms.

A-Level

Computer systems (01) - 40% total 140 marks - 2 hours and 30 minutes - written paper. The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices Software and software development Exchanging data and data structures.

Algorithms and programming (02*) - 40% total 140 marks - 2 hours and 30 minutes - written paper. Elements of computational thinking Problem solving and programming Algorithms.

Programming project (03* or 04**) - 20% total 70 marks -Non exam assessment. The candidate will choose a computing problem to work through according to the guidance in the specification. Analysis of the problem. Design of the solution.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Venues

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    • Post 16 students have their own specialist facilities. The Mary Anderson Centre, a beautiful Grade II listed building dating back to the 18th century, has a range of teaching classrooms with computers and laptops, private study rooms, an IAG centre and library. The additional double storey study centre with laptops and a common room ensures Post 16 students have the very best access to wireless computing, library resources, private study areas and a place to relax and socialise.