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Computer Science A level at Woodhouse College

Course description

We all take the internet and computer games for granted, but at some point someone who studied computer science had a hand in creating them. All around us is evidence of expertise in computing, not just in terms of how computers and programming work but the higher-level analytical skills required.

The course will suit students who are logical and who have an analytical approach to problem solving. You don’t need to have any previous experience of programming and computing. You’ll learn all you need during your two years on this course.

Course content

You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how computers work, from the microprocessor to memory, storage, operating systems and network architectures. You will develop knowledge of programming theory and acquire practical skills in developing software programs. Using the VB.NET programming environment you will be analysing user requirements, design and implementation of solutions.

Entry requirements

A in GCSE maths and a B in computer science or other science and at least a GCSE grade B in English Language.

Assessment

Awarding Body - AQA

Future opportunities

If you would like a career as a programmer, computer engineer and would like to work in the telecommunications industry then this course is appropriate. Students from this course have also gone on to study Medicine, Law, Business, Politics and other science subjects, drawing from the skills learned. Importantly, because of the focus on logic, systematic analysis and problem-solving, students with qualifications in computing are highly regarded by employers and universities alike.

Further information

Our Facilities

A spacious, dedicated computer suite with a new high spec. PC for each student. We have Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, .NET Gadgeteer & Lego Mindstorm. We also take many trips including to the Science Museum (coding workshop) as well as to the ‘Digital Summer’ event.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodhouse College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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