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Computer Science A Level at Rosebery School

Course description

This course will help you to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. You will gain an understanding of systems architecture software development whilst also developing advanced computational thinking skills. You will continue to develop your programming skills and apply these to complex problems in a practical manner whilst developing an appreciation and awareness of emerging technologies. The course will also provide you with a deep understanding of the social, legal and ethical consequences of computer use and how this field impacts on daily life at a ubiquitous level.

Entry requirements

At least grade 5 in Maths recommended (and/or Grade C, level 4, in Computing) There is no expectation that you will have studied any Computing before starting your A Level course but we find that being in possession of an enquiring mind, and being a strong mathematician are essential.

Assessment

Component 01 – Computer systems 140 marks 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40% of total A level

Component 02 – Algorithms and programming 140 marks 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40% of total A level

Component 03 – Programming project 70 marks Non-exam assessment 20% of total A level

Future opportunities

University – Computer Science. Apprenticeships – IBM, Google, Microsoft. Computer Science skills are needed in every industry - Careers: Computing, VFX, Financial Analyst, Business Analyst, Web and Multimedia, Journalism, Research Science, Applications Developer, IT Consultant, Software Engineer, Systems Design and Systems Developer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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