Computing AS/A2 Level at Northampton School for Boys
You will study programming techniques, computer functions and the range of hardware and software currently available. There is a strong emphasis on logical problem solving and students will be expected to become confident with computer programming and undertake the development of their own software programs using a modern programming language along with the mathematical understanding of how information is represented and manipulated in a computer system.
Along with the School’s minimum requirements, you will need a minimum grade B in GCSE Mathematics and a B in GCSE English. If you have studied ICT at GCSE you will be expected to have attained a grade B.
There are termly assessments and internal examinations throughout the course.
There are two written exam papers: ‘Computer systems’ and ‘algorithms and programming’, along with a substantial programming project. Students are expected to analyse a real problem of their own choosing involving an organization or third-party user and devise a computer system to make it more efficient.
Teachers will give guidance on suitable projects. Each exam is 40% of the total grade with the project contributing 20%
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton School for Boys directly.