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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

10 Fundamentals of programming
11 Fundamentals of data structures
12 Fundamentals of algorithms
13 Theory of computation
14 Fundamentals of data representation
15 Fundamentals of computer systems
16 Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
17 Consequences of uses of computing
18 Fundamentals of communication and networking
19 Fundamentals of databases
20 Big Data
21 Fundamentals of functional programming
22 Systematic approach to problem solving
23 Non-exam assessment - the computing practical project

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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