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Computer Science at Ribston Hall High School

Course description

This course has been designed for students who wish to go on to Higher Education courses or employment where knowledge of Computing would be benefidal. One can study Computing and go on to a career In Medicine, law, Business, Engineering or any type of Science.

There is a clear distinction between this course and the GCE ICT and GCE in Applied ICT courses. It has been written to avoid any overlap of subject content. Students following this course do not need to have any prior knowledge of Computing or ICT but there is a high mathematical content and so a B in GCSE Mathematics is required for AS with an A recommended (or studying Computing at A Level.

Course content

Subject Content
Fundamentals of programming
Consequences of uses of computing
Fundamentals of data structures
Fundamentals of communication and networking
Fundamentals of algorithms
Fundamentalsof databases (A Level only)
Theoryof computation
Big Data (A Level only) S. Fundamentals or data representation
Fundamentalsof functional programming (A Level only) ~
Fundamentals of computer systems
Systematic approach to problem solving (A Level only)
Fundamentals of computer organ isation and architecture
Non -examination assessment - thecomputing practical project (A Level only)

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in Mathematics.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ribston Hall High School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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