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Computing A level at Burntwood School

Course description

The key features of this course encourage an emphasis on problem solving using computers, an emphasis on computer programming and algorithms, and emphasis on the mathematical skills used to express computational laws and processes, e.g. Boolean algebra/logic and comparison of the complexity of algorithms Over the two years this course will equip you to develop your knowledge and understanding of computer systems, the principles of computing (including programming) and how these are applied to the solution of problems. Computer Systems will introduce the internal workings of the Central Processing Unit (CPU), the exchanging of data and software development, data types and legal and ethical issues. Algorithms and programming will equip you to understand computational Computing thinking, the benefits of applying computational thinking to solving a wide variety of problems.

Entry requirements

5 A* to C grade/Level 9-4 passes at GCSE level including English and at least a C/Level 4 in Mathematics.

Future opportunities

The course will give learners a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works and will provide excellent preparation for higher study and employment in the field of Computer Science. Jobs tend to be well paid, secure and employers are positive about recruiting women.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burntwood School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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