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Computer Science A Level at Stockley Academy

Course description

Computer Science helps students to develop skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence. This A Level allows students to apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems in an exciting and engaging manner. It gives students a clear progression into higher education, as the course is designed by members from top universities.

Course content

Studying Computer Science will give you the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. It will enhance your mathematical skills and provide you with the skills to articulate the individual moral, ethical, legal and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology whilst having the ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience.

This A Level has been developed by an OCR team who created the first GCSE Computing qualification in the UK. OCR has developed reliable and valid qualifications in Computer Science. The course will encourage students to be inspired, motivated and challenged. It will provide insight into, and experience of how computer science works, stimulating learners’ curiosity and encouraging them to engage with computer science in their everyday lives.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs A* – C/9 - 5, with a GCSE grade B in Computer Science.

Assessment

The course is 80% examination and 20% coursework. The two exams are written papers consisting of two and half hours each and worth 140 marks. The first examination is based around computer systems. The second examination is based on algorithms and programming. The remaining 20% is coursework worth 70 marks which is based on a programming project

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stockley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 August 2017
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