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Computer Science AS/A Level at Boston High School

Course description

Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real‐world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism.

Course content

The aims of this qualification are to enable learners to develop:  

- An understanding and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including: abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation  

- The ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including writing programs to do so  

- The capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically  

- The capacity to see relationships between different aspects of computer science  

- Mathematical skills. 

Entry requirements

You need  ...  

- Grade 4 inGCSE Mathematics

Assessment

Year 13‐ Two written exam papers each worth 40% of the total A Level. These are 2 hours and 30 minutes each.  A programming project worth 20% of the total A‐Level

Future opportunities

- Computer Programmer  
- Games Designer
- Web Designer
- Software Engineer
- Aerospace Engineering

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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