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Computer Science at Teddington School

Course description

This course will run subject to student uptake and viability.

The emphasis of this course is on computational thinking- a kind of reasoning used by both humans and machines -  which is an important life skill.  Computer Science involves questions that have the potential to change how we view the world. For example, we may be computing with DNA at some stage in the future, with computer circuits made of genes. This leads to the question, does the natural world ‘compute’?  This course has an emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem-solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, scientific and engineering-based thinking

Course content

Year 1 - AS Level Computer Science (Year 12)

Computer Principles:

Characteristics of contemporary processors, Software and Development, Programming, Networking, Data Types, Structures and Algorithms, Legal and Ethical Issues

Algorithms and Problem Solving

Principles of computational Thinking, Problem Solving and Programming, writing and implementing algorithms

Year 2 - A Level Computer Science (Year 13)

Computer Systems 

Characteristics of contemporary processors, Software and Development, Networking, Data Types, Structures and Algorithms, Legal, Moral and Ethical Issues, Databases and Big Data

Algorithms and Progamming

Principles of computational thinking, Problem Solving and Programming, writing and implementing algorithms

Non-Exam Assessment (NEA)

The non-exam assessment assesses student's ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve or investigate a practical problem. 

Practical project: 20% of A-Level

Entry requirements

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Future opportunities

Progression Routes:

Excellent progression routes for studying any technical subject, including Computer Science, at degree level. Developing a technical understanding of how computer science is implemented to solve a wide range of problems in the modern world and allowing students to develop transferable skills such as logical thinking and problem solving.

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: 23 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years


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