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Computing at The Chase School

Course description

Most Sixth Formers ought to be able to follow this course, but in practice those that will enjoy it most are those who:
* have an interest and concern for technology
* are interested in current affairs
* have an interest in software development and networks
* want to broaden their AS or A Level studies to cover both ‘sciences’ and ‘humanities’
* want to keep their options open - Computing AS or A level is an appropriate qualification for a very wide range of higher education or career opportunities
* are not hopelessly incompatible with boxes, arrows, flow charts and a bit or algebra and logic.

Technically, you will become proficient in a professional high level programming language (Visual Basic) and relational databases (MS Access). The course places particular emphasis on the commercial use of IT and is quite practical.

Entry requirements

Students who cope well with 4 AS levels in the Lower Sixth and then 3 or 4 A levels in the Upper Sixth will usually have gained at least 4 Bs and probably 2 As at GCSE level.

If you hope to study 3 AS levels and carry these through to completion as A-level, we will expect at least 4 Bs at GCSE level.

Most departments advise that Bs are necessary for entry to an AS course but individual circumstances are always considered, as appropriate, when GCSE results are published in the summer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years