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Computer Studies A Level at St Edmunds Catholic Academy

Course description

Advances in computing are transforming the way we work and this course allows a flexible, accessible and rigorous qualification to be delivered. This exciting new specification brings the study of Computer Science up to date for the 21st century. It has the backing of a range of industries, higher education and the National Computing Centre.

Course content

The key points of this specification are that:

􀁸 It allows great opportunities for practical work

􀁸 Practical work can be carried out using a wide range of software and hardware.

􀁸 It allows for greater flexibility in modes of delivery

􀁸 Students can be truly engaged in their studies by becoming active investigators rather than passive learners

􀁸 There are greater opportunities for effective personalised learning, target setting and for differentiated outcomes

􀁸 It builds on, rather than replicates, students’ computer science knowledge

Future opportunities

The specification has been developed for students who wish to progress to higher education or to the world of work, where understanding of how Computer Science is employed and the implications of its use will be a valuable asset.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edmunds Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years