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Computer Science A Level at St Anselm's College

Course description

The Computer Science specification will above all else be relevant to the modern and changing world of computing. The new specification will:
 Focus on programming, building on our GCSE Computing and emphasise the importance of computational thinking as a discipline.
 Have an expanded maths focus, much of which will be embedded within the course.
 Put computational thinking at its core, helping students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.
 Allow student to apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems in an exciting and engaging manner.
 Give students a clear progression into higher education, as the course was designed after consultation with members of BCS, CAS and top universities.

Course content

Computer Science is a practical subject where learners can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems. It is an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, that can look at the natural world through a digital prism. OCR’s Computer Science will value computational thinking, helping learners to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence.

Entry requirements

A GCSE in the subject is desirable. However, if you have good subject knowledge and a keen interest in computing, then you would be considered for the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anselm's College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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