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A Level Computing at Bournemouth School for Girls

Course description

The course is not about learning to use tools or just training in a programming language. Instead the emphasis is on computational thinking. Computational thinking is a kind of reasoning used by both humans and machines. Thinking computationally is an important life skill. The study of computation is about what can be computed and how to compute it. Computer Science involves questions that have the potential to change how we view the world.

Entry requirements

Students following this specification do not need to have any prior knowledge of Computing or ICT. Students who are likely to do well in this subject will be logical thinkers, will enjoy mathematics and lateral thinking and will appreciate how the ability to manipulate computers is a skill that is needed by many industries, not just the obvious technology orientated ones.

Future opportunities

Students choosing Computing are opening up a world of possibilities that will lead either to enhanced career prospects in their chosen fields or direct employment in the exciting and ever-changing world of information technology, multi-media and gaming.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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