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Computer Science A-Level at Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Computing will help you to develop your capacity for thinking analytically and logically. You will develop your understanding of the organisation of computer systems including software, hardware, data, communications and people. In the practical part of the course you will learn how to apply your skills, knowledge and understanding of programming to solve problems. You will also develop your own project and build on your time management skills. You will enhance your awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of their potential impact on society. In both years the course involves a practical and theoretical module. In year one you will use your programming skills to solve a problem set by the exam board. The theory you will use in year one enables you to enhance your knowledge and understanding of software, system development, data and applications. In year two you will choose your own project to work on. You will expand on and extend the theory used in year one to develop a deeper understanding of computing concepts. Previous projects have included, mobile apps, a physics simulator and control systems. The theory element of the course considers topics such as algorithms and software engineering.

Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have gained at least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least a grade B in ICT/Computing and grade B in Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2015
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Key information

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