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Computer Science AS Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

Advances in computing are transforming the way we work and our new Computer Science specifications are changing with the times. We’ve worked closely with teachers to develop our popular qualifications, refreshing the content where needed but retaining the most popular and effective aspects of the previous specifications.

This evolutionary approach has built on strong foundations to deliver flexible, accessible and rigorous qualifications, backed by top quality support, resources and professional development. Without the need for huge changes we’re delighted to present up-to-date specifications that focus on the knowledge, understanding and skills students need to progress to higher education or thrive in the workplace.

Course content

1 Fundamentals of programming
2 Fundamentals of data structures
3 Systematic approach to problem solving
4 Theory of computation
5 Fundamentals of data representation
6 Fundamentals of computer systems
7 Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
8 Consequences of uses of computing
9 Fundamentals of communication and networking

Future opportunities

IT has equal status with other A and AS levels. It is relevant to modern society and examines all aspects of technology that is used by the current generation. Students will find it a useful companion to many other courses and it will allow students to demonstrate a technological understanding at careers interviews. Modern technology is not restricted
to office environments and students will benefit from a good grounding in IT as a precursor to almost any job or career. This course will also allow a progression to more specific degree courses or support job applications where knowledge of technology is an advantage

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Mills High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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