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AS and A Level Computer Science at Wetherby High School

Course description

Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism.

 

Course content

Unit Information - AS

(What topics will students learn about in this subject?)

Computing principles (01)

The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices

Software and software development

Programming

Exchanging data

Data types, data structures and algorithms

Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues

 

Unit Information – A2

Computer systems (01)

The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices

Software and software development

Exchanging data

Data types, data structures and algorithms

Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues

 

Algorithms and programming (02)

Elements of computational thinking

Problem solving and programming

Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms

 

Programming project (03)

Analysis of the problem

Design of the solution

 

 

Assessment

Assessment Overview - AS

(% exams, % coursework, number and length of exams, type of questions (multiple choice, short answer, essay))

Computing principles (01) 70 marks 1 hour and 15 minutes written paper 50%

Algorithms and problem solving (02) 70 marks 1 hour and 15 minutes written paper 50%

 

 

Assessment Overview – A2

(% exams, % coursework, number and length of exams, type of questions (multiple choice, short answer, essay))

Computer systems (01) 140 marks 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40%

Algorithms and programming (02) 140 marks 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40%

Programming project (03) 70 marks Non-exam assessment 20%

 

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Last updated date: 09 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS 1 year and A Level 2 years
  • Course code: OCR H046, H446

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