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Computer Science A Level at Hutton Church of England Grammar School

Course description

This course is aimed at students who are keen on practical computer work and especially keen on problem-solving. You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of computer systems and programming skills. The course covers a wide range of computing applications including data processing, control systems, artificial intelligence, the theory of relational databases and networking, along with hardware configurations. Although there is a substantial practical element to the course, there is also thorough theoretical coverage. Programming is taught using Python. It is preferable for computing students to have access to a computer at home and to use Google Drive (school account) to share work with their teachers. About half of class time is spent at the computers. Computing is not an extension of GCSE ICT. As with any A Level subject, it involves hard work and some perseverance but it also brings its own rewards.

Future opportunities

Students can follow computer-related courses at University such as computer science, artificial intelligence, games design, games programming, software engineering, systems analysis and informatics. An A Level in Computing is not a pre- requisite for these courses but it is extremely useful.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hutton Church of England Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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