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Computer Science at Maltby Academy

Course description

Computer Science will be relevant to the modern and changing world of computers. It's a creative subject that combines invention and excitement and you can look at the natural world through digital prism. You will learn computanional thinking to help solve problems, design systems and understanding the power and limits of human and machine intelligence.

Course content

Data Structures

Logical Operations

Algorithms

Principal of Programming

System Analysis

System Design

Hardware

databases

Operating Systems

Programming

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE's including Maths grade 6+ (essential), Computer Science grade B (essential) and English grade 6+ (desirable)

Assessment

2 exams (40% each)

Controlled assessment (20%)

Range of questions

Multiple choice questions

Essay questions

Future opportunities

This course can be used as a stepping stone to an ICT related course at University. ICT is such a diverse subject that there are almost a limitless number of jobs you cab go in to. Some of the common one include programmer, games designer, hardware designer, technician and network manager.

You will also learn skills such as teamwork and leadership, communication, organisation, report writing, retrieval of information and numercacy. This could help you to get in to career areas such as management, sales, human resources and education.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, please contact Mr Strafford at Maltby Academy.

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: 10 January 2017

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