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Computer Science A Level (Linear) at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Course description

40% - Computing Principles (Examination)
- The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
- Software and software development
- Exchanging data
- Data types, data structures and algorithms
- Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues

40% - Algorithms  (Examination)
- Elements of computational thinking
- Problem solving and programming
- Algorithms

20% - Programming Project
- The student chooses a computing problem to work through with teacher guidance, this involves:
o Analysis of the problem
o Design of the solution
o Developing the solution
o Evaluation

Entry requirements

Students who have taken the GCSE in Computing and secured a grade B or above would be suitable for this course; a C grade in Mathematics is also recommended. They should also have strong mathematical and problem solving skills. Students with a keen interest in computer systems, including software, hardware, data communications and people. Students will develop skills in writing programs, therefore the ability to think creatively and logically would be desirable.

- APS 5.5+

- At least 6+ grade in Computing GCSE

Future opportunities

The course will prepare students for higher education in the area of Computing or Computer Science. It will also develop organisational and project management skills which would be applicable in a range of subject areas. Potential areas for future study and careers would include: programming, robotics, software and hardware design and development, networking, systems analysis, databases, consultancy, games and multimedia.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bennett Memorial Diocesan School directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2017
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