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Computing at St Birinus School

Course description


  • Comp 1 Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise.
  • Comp 2 Computer components, the stored program concept and the internet.

    A2 Comp 3 Problem Solving; Programming; Databases and Networking.Comp 4 Practical Project.

    Topics covered in Comp 1 include: Stages of problem solving, drawing and interpreting simple state transition diagrams and transition tables; algorithms; programming in a high level programming language and the fundamentals of structured programming; the stages of development of a hardware/software system. In

    Comp 2: Logic gates and Boolean algebra; the internal components of a computer; the fundamentals of computer systems; the structure of the internet. Comp 3 includes; Problem Solving, Programming, Databases and networking. Comp 4 consists of a Practical Project.

  • Entry requirements

    If you achieve at least 5 C grades or above or the equivalent youcould consider Advanced Level courses.

    However, for the majority of Level 3 subjects B grades at GCSEare required. Specific grade requrements for subjects are available from staff and will be discussed at interview .

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Birinus School directly.

    Last updated date: 09 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years