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Computer Science A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High 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.

OCR A Level in Computer Science will value computational thinking, helping learners to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence.

Learners will develop an ability to analyse, critically evaluate and make decisions. The project approach is a vital component of ‘post-school’ life and is of particular relevance to Further Education, Higher Education and the workplace. Each learner is able to tailor their project to fit their individual needs, choices and aspirations.

Entry requirements

It is expected that students wishing to study Computer Science will ideally have studied GCSE Computing and have achieved a Grade B or above, or that students will have achieved a Grade B or above in Mathematics and/or Physics at GCSE

Future opportunities

Computer Science would be a good general foundation for a number of subject disciplines including IT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, Software Development, Internet/Games related, Business Management, e-Business, Animation, Programming and Information Management. You could also go into work based training including a variety of apprenticeship schemes.

Variety of careers stem from ICT including various programming, business based, software or games production/design, multimedia or internet based opportunities, networking technicians or managers, engineering. Based on chosen area of the massive spectrum of IT based jobs the possibilities are endless.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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