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Computer Science A Level at Stockton Sixth Form College

Course description

Why study Computer Science?

  • I want to learn computer programming skills
  • I want to understand how to design and test computer programs
  • I want to gain mathematical insight as to how a computer works on the inside. 

Course content

  • Decomposing problems and designing algorithms to provide solutions
  • Building software using a variety of programming languages and techniques
  • Examining and understanding hardware and software
  • Understanding how computers use mathematics to store and process instructions and data
  • Understanding the technicalities of networks, including the internet
  • Legislation, ethical, moral and cultural issues surrounding computer science. 

Entry requirements

Stockton Sixth Form College prides itself on having options for students of different abilities, and would advise any prospective student interested in applying, whatever their predicted grades, to get in touch so that a suitable programme of study can be discussed.

The college has a flexible timetable whereby almost all combinations of subjects are possible. Students will be advised of any non-compatible subject choices, if appropriate, at enrolment.

Assessment

By examination and through a small coursework element.

Future opportunities

Computer Science supports a wide range of careers and university courses including: Computer Science, Software Design, Business, Games and App Programming.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stockton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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