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IB Diploma Computer Science - Block B @ The Leigh Academy at LAT16 Leigh

Course description

The IB diploma in Computer Science course requires an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computational thinking as well as knowledge of how computers and other digital devices operate.  Students study how computer science interacts with and influence cultures, society and how individuals and societies behave, and the ethical issues involved.  During the course the student will develop computational solutions.

Course content

Year 1

  • System Fundamentals
  • Interpreting and constructing code in Java in the OOP option.

Year 2

  • Computational thinking, problem solving and programming
  • Written report on the development of a computational solution
  • Group Project

Entry requirements

  • 5+ GCSEs A*-C (9-4)
  • Grade 6 in English Language, Mathematics and a Science related subject


The course entails three written examinations, one written report and a group project.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for an Undergraduate degree course at University.


Careers could include:

  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Games Developer
  • IT consultant

Further information

Rav Hayre, DoL ICT

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years