Computer Science AS and A Level at Shenley Brook End School
The course covers programming a system using a high level programming language rather than the use of packages as in ICT. The course includes learning about computer systems from hardware, software and networks to the legal, ethical, moral and cultural implications. Valuable skills developed include problem solving, solution design, development, testing and evaluating.
The topics that are covered are:
- Computational thinking
- Problem solving and programming
- Data structure and algorithms
- Components of a computer and their uses
- Software and software development
- Exchanging data including network and web technologies
- Project and time management skills
General sixth form entry requirements. (Prior study of ICT or Computer Science may be initially advantageous but is not a requirement.) A minimum of a C grade in Mathematics and English GCSE is expected.
For the A level there are two written examinations each worth 40% of the marks and
lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes each. There is also an Assessment (Project) which is
internally assessed and externally moderated worth 20%.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Brook End School directly.