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Computer Science A Level at Wallington High School for Girls

Course description

Computer Science is an important, fundamental, academic discipline underpinning other
subjects.

This will enable students to:

1. Develop problem solving skills
2. Exercise creativity
3. Explore interests

Course content

  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Fundamentals of algorithms
  • 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
  • Fundamentals of databases
  • Big Data
  • Fundamentals of functional programming
  • Systematic approaches to problem solving

Entry requirements

An A grade in GCSE Computer Science. If Computer Science has not been taken at GCSE then the following must be achieved at GCSE:
 
  • A* in Maths
  • A* in a Science

Assessment

Paper 1 40% of A level (on screen exam)
Paper 2 40% of A level (paper exam)

Future opportunities

This subject links well with all areas of Computing for example, Aeropspace, Software developer, Games developer, medical tech etc. It is also well accepted into a much wider
range of different subject/ careers such as engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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