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Computer Science at Hornsey School for Girls

Course description

Computer Science is about understanding in detail how computer systems actually work. Computers pervade every aspect of modern life. The microprocessor which lies at the heart of every computing system is found absolutely everywhere, from the PC on your desk to laptops, PDAs, mobile phones, cars and microwave ovens. Modern society simply could not function without computers, but few people really understand how it all works. 

Course content

You will develop your capability, knowledge and skills through the practical use of Computer Science that will enable you to develop a broad and balanced view on a range of information systems.
You will learn to understand the quality and reliability of information and how to access and combine increasing amounts of information. As well as how to solve a range of increasingly complex tasks using a variety of Computing tools.


Entry requirements

To study Computer Science at A Level you will need a Maths GCSE grade A as well as ICT/Computer Science GCSE grade A* - C.


The AS course is assessed by two exams based on Computer Fundamentals 50% and Programming Techniques & Logical Methods 50%. At A2 students will undertake an exam on Advanced Computing Theory as well as submit coursework for a computing project.

Future opportunities

Computing at A-Level will give you a deep insight and understanding into how it all fits together, from the microprocessor, which you will study in some detail, to memory, storage, operating systems and network architectures. At the end of the course you will have an excellent understanding of how it all works.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hornsey School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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