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A Level Computer Science at Conyers School

Course description

AS - Course & Module Description

The course is divided into 2 units, each of which culminates in an examination:

Computer Fundamentals (Theory) is about including computer hardware and software, number formats, data structure and networking characteristics of computers systems, systems development and the ethical and moral issues surrounding computer use.

Programming (Practical) is about understanding problems, and how to design solutions to fix them. Visual basic programming includes common features of programming and writing maintainable and tested solutions to problems using VB.net.

A2 - Course & Module Description

As with AS, the course is divided into 2 modules:

Advanced Theory (Exam paper) includes:

  • The function of operating systems
  • Language translators and machine level architecture
  • Representation of data (binary fractions)
  • Common programming techniques
  • Low level languages (machine code) and databases

This module has a written exam.

Project (coursework) - Students apply their knowledge from AS and create and document a working solution to a real life problem in conjunction with a user and their teacher.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

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

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