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Computer Science AS Level at St Gregory's Catholic School

Course description


Computer Science is a practical subject where learners can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems. It is an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism.

Course content



Paper 1: Computing Principles

The characteristics of contemporary processors.

Software and software development.

Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues.

Data types, data structures and algorithms.


How is it assessed:

Written exam of 1 hour 15 minutes

70 marks

50% of AS Level


Paper 2: Algorithms and problem Solving

Elements of computational thinking.

Problem solving and programming.



How is it assessed:

Written exam of 1 hour 15 minutes

70 marks

50% of AS Level

Entry requirements

Level 6 in Computer Science GCSE

Future opportunities

This qualification is suitable for learners intending to pursue any career in which an understanding of technology is needed.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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    • Contact name:
    • St Gregory's Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01892 527444
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