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AS/A2 Level Computer Science at Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College

Course description

AS UNITS –F451/F452

Unit F451: Computer Fundamentals

• Hardware

• Software

• Data: its presentation, structure and management

• Data transmission and networking

• Systems development life cycle

• Characteristics of information systems

• Implications of computer use

Unit F452: Programming Techniques and Logical Methods

• Designing solutions to problems

• The structure of procedural programs

• Data types and data structures

• Common facilities of procedural languages

• Writing maintainable programs

• Testing and running a solution

A2 UNITS – F453/F454

Unit F453: Advanced Computing Theory

• The function of operating systems

• The function and purpose of translators

• Computer architectures

• Data representation

• Data structures and data manipulation

• High-level language programming paradigms

• Programming techniques

• Low-level languages

• Databases

Unit F454: Computing Project

• Definition, investigation and analysis

• Design

• Software development and testing

• Documentation

• Evaluation

• The written report

 

Course content

 

AS UNITS –F451/F452

Unit F451: Computer Fundamentals

• Hardware

• Software

• Data: its presentation, structure and management

• Data transmission and networking

• Systems development life cycle

• Characteristics of information systems

• Implications of computer use

Unit F452: Programming Techniques and Logical Methods

• Designing solutions to problems

• The structure of procedural programs

• Data types and data structures

• Common facilities of procedural languages

• Writing maintainable programs

• Testing and running a solution

A2 UNITS – F453/F454

Unit F453: Advanced Computing Theory

• The function of operating systems

• The function and purpose of translators

• Computer architectures

• Data representation

• Data structures and data manipulation

• High-level language programming paradigms

• Programming techniques

• Low-level languages

• Databases

Unit F454: Computing Project

• Definition, investigation and analysis

• Design

• Software development and testing

• Documentation

• Evaluation

• The written report

 

Entry requirements

Grade C or above at GCSE in Mathematics, English and ICT

Assessment

 

Unit F451 (AS)

50% of the total AS GCE marks 1.5 h written paper 100 marks

25% of the total A2 GCE Advanced Level

Unit F452 (AS)

50% of the total AS GCE marks 1.5 h written paper 100 marks

25% of the total A2 GCE Advanced Level

Unit F453 (A2)

30% of the total Advanced GCE marks 2 h written paper 120 marks

Unit F454 (A2)

20% of the total Advanced GCE marks Coursework 80 marks

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: H047/H447

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