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Computer Science A level at Monks Walk School

Course description

The A Level Computer Science qualification encourages students to develop an understanding of, and ability to apply, the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science. This includes abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation.

The course allows students to think creatively, analytically and logically about the relationships between different aspects of computer science, while understanding the individual (moral), social (ethical), legal and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology.

Course content

In the first year, students will learn about the characteristics of hardware, software and software development and exchanging data, as well as understanding the issues that may arise within the real world.

Students will develop the ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience, including writing programs and algorithms. These skills will be applied to solve real problems with computer based solutions.

Students will develop their knowledge into the second year by deepening their understanding of the topics covered. Using the fundamental principles and concepts learnt, students will carry out a practical analysis of a problem by designing and developing a suitable solution.

Entry requirements

A*- B at GCSE, equivalent or similar subject. GCSE C or above in English. GCSE B or above in Maths. Not to be studied with IT. APS: 40 or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks Walk School directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years