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Computer Science A Level at Queens` School

Course description

Component 01 - Computer Systems
You will study components of a computer and their uses, types of software and different development methodologies, data types, structures and algorithms and legal, moral and ethical issues.

Component 02 - Algorithms and Problem Solving
You will study elements of computational thinking, problem-solving, programming and algorithms.

Component 03 - Programming project
You will analyse, design, develop, test, evaluate and document a program written in a suitable programming language.

Entry requirements

Students must also have a C grade or above in GCSE Maths and
English. 

Assessment

Component 01 - Written Paper - 2hrs 30mins - 40% of A-Level
Component 02 - Written Paper - 2hrs 30mins - 40% of A-Level
Component 03 - Programming Project - Non-Exam Assessment - 20% of A-Level

Future opportunities

The course could lead to degree course in computer science or any other related discipline including IT, Games Design, Interactive Media, Information Systems, Electrical engineering or Software Engineering.

This could also lead to a range of competitive apprenticeships in software development and programming for companies such as Google, BBC or Sky.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 August 2017
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