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Computer Science A level at Southborough High School

Course description

This course is geared towards giving you the edge to compete in the arena of innovation. Whether as a stand alone discipline, or as a path to university, this course is one of practical hands-on experience coupled with the solid foundations of theory, designed to engage your passion for technology, computers and problem solving. Essentailly, revving the creativity needed to drive the 21st century. This modern qualification gives an insight into a range of computing systems, including an understanding of the prinpiles of prgramming and the solving of problems.

Course content

AS Level:

Computer Fundementals

Programming Techniques and Logical Methods

A2 Level:

Advanced Computing Theory

Computing Project

 

 

 

Entry requirements

A GCSE in Computing is a bonus but not essentail.

Assessment

How is this qualification assessed?

 

Computer Fundementals, Programming Techniques and Logical Methods and Advanced Computing Theory are all externally assessed through timetabled written examination. The AS papers are 1.5 hours in length, the A2  paper is 2 hours.

 

The computing project is internally assessed and externally moderated coursework.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 year course
  • Course code: A level Computer Science
  • Number of planned places: 20

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