Computer Science A level at Hedingham School and Sixth Form
The AQA Computer Science specification has been designed to teach students a range of analytical and lateral thinking skills and is ideal for students who wish to go on to higher education courses or employment where a knowledge of Computer Systems and Programming would be beneficial. One can study Computer Science and go on to a wide variety of different careers such as Medicine, Law, Business, Politics and of course, ICT or Computing. The course combines a range of different elements and although a large portion of the course requires students to develop a knowledge of a programming language, there is also a large emphasis on computational thinking. Computational thinking is the reasoning used by both humans and computers in order to solve a problem, this means using abstraction and decomposition to break a problem down to its most basic elements; this is an important life skill and can be applied across wide and varied curriculum. Many great challenges lie ahead for future Computer Scientists to solve. This course, with its emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem-solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning and scientific and engineering based thinking, is a good foundation for understanding these future challenges.
Grade 5 in English and Maths plus three other A*-C passes.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hedingham School and Sixth Form directly.