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Computing AS/A2 Level at Chobham Academy

Course description

Year AS content:
The first unit studied covers all the basic theory and concepts that future programmers and designers need to know as a basis for further study. The unit is about acquiring knowledge and understanding of software, system development, data and applications.

The second unit asks students to analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate a solution to a given problem requiring the production of original code (programming).

Year A2 content:

The third unit studied (towards a full A level) is about acquiring additional knowledge and understanding of software, system development, data and applications, which are assessed by means of a three hour written examination. However, students will also draw upon this knowledge during their practical work for Unit 4.

In the fourth unit students are required to analyse, design, implement, test and evaluate a solution to a substantial problem of their choice requiring the production of original code (programming). This is a substantial piece of work, undertaken over an extended period of time.

 

Course content

Students will understand how computer components theoretically work and how to go about writing your own computer programs.

Entry requirements

5 A-C Grades with a B grade Mathematics and a B grade in ICT (if studied).

Assessment

Unit 1: A three hour written examination. 32.5%

Unit 2: Internal Assessment 17.5%

Unit 3: A three hour written examination. 32.5%

Unit 4: Internal Assessment 17.5%

Future opportunities

University courses in Computing, Computation, Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Careers in Computer Systems Research & Development, Computer Programming, Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Games Production, Software Engineering and Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chobham Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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