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Computer Science AS & A Level at Felpham Community College

Course description

This is a two year course, which is specifically designed for students who wish to go on to higher education courses or employment where knowledge of computing would be beneficial. Students are taught to develop a broad range of the knowledge, understanding and skills of computing, as a basis for progression into further learning and/or employment.

A-level computer science develops: an understanding of, and the ability to apply, the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation; the ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including writing programs to do so; the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically; the capacity to see relationships between different aspects of computer science; mathematical skills related to: Boolean algebra, comparison and complexity of algorithms, number representations and bases, the ability to articulate the individual (moral), social (ethical), legal and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* to C at GCSE including grade 6 or above in mathematics.

Assessment

The course is assessed at the end of A Level with 2 exams and a written project. Exams are both paper based and onscreen.

Further information

Mr A Connor - Curriculum Leader: ICT

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Felpham Community College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2017
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