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Computer Science at The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College

Course description

Computer Science is widely considered as the fourth science. This qualification will develop skills in programming, problem solving and analytical thinking and will provide you with a range of transferable skills in areas such as maths, science and design and technology. If no relevant or formal qualifications in Computer Science have been taken at GCSE, it is expected that students will possess a passion for the subject through their own projects outside school.
Please note that an ICT qualification at GCSE level will not appropriately prepare students for this course.

Subject content:

  • Algorithms
  • Communication and networking
  • Computer systems, organisation and architecture
  • Data representation and Data structures
  • Databases
  • Input, output and storage devices
  • Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues
  • Mathematics to express computational laws and processes
  • Problem solving
  • Processors

Programming Assessment:

  • AS Level – 2 written exams – theory and computer programming.
  • A2 Level – a combination of written exams and a computer programming project.
  • Theory of Computational thinking

Entry requirements

If the subject has been studied before, we require GCSE grade A in Computing with GCSE grade B in English and a minimum of GCSE B in Mathematics. Alternatively, for applicants with GCSE grade B in Computing we require GCSE grade B in English and GCSE grade A in Mathematics.

If the subject has not been studied before we require GCSE grade B in English and GCSE grade A in Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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