Computer Science AS/A-Level at Rickmansworth School
Do you get a ‘buzz’ from solving puzzles and problems? Computer Science is a natural science which develops computational thinking which is used to solve a large variety of interesting problems. It is also considered an important life skill underpinning many careers.
During the course, students learn computer programming using Pascal and Lazarus - a valuable, useful and interesting skill. They then apply this skill by writing programs of their own to solve problems.
The course also deals with computer hardware, software, software engineering, databases, networking and the Internet – and how these can solve problems.
B Grade in Maths or B Grade in Computer Science.
AS LEVEL - comprised of two exams:
COMPONENT 1 On-Screen Programming 1.5 hr exam 50% of AS Level mark
COMPONENT 2 Written Theory 1.5 hr exam 50% of AS Level mark
A LEVEL - comprised of three components:
COMPONENT 1 On-Screen Programming 2.5 hr exam 40% of A Level mark
COMPONENT 2 Written Theory 2.5 hr exam 40% of A Level mark
COMPONENT 3 Practical project 20% of A Level mark
The A Level is excellent preparation for a Computer Science related degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence). It gives students an enormous advantage over the majority of other students on such a course who have not had the opportunity to study Computer Science A Level. Students can study Computer Science and use it to go on to a career in Medicine, Law, Business, Politics or any type of Science. Direct entry into the computing industry is also made easier with a Computer Science A Level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rickmansworth School directly.