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Computer Science A Level at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

Course description

In this course you can expect to develop an understanding and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including: abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation. You will also analyse problems in computational terms including writing programs. Expertise in computing helps you even if your primary career choice is something else, because it teaches you to solve complex, challenging problems. 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Computer Science or ability to demonstrate aptitude for computer programming. 

Assessment

UNIT 1: Computer Systems. Written exam (40%)

UNIT 2: Algorithms & Programming. Written exam (40%)

UNIT 3: Programming Project. Non-Exam assessment (20%)

Future opportunities

University Courses:

Computer Science Business, Computing & IT Computer Games Technology Software Engineering

Apprenticeships:

Software Developer, Software Engineer, Software Tester, Application Specialist, Systems Designer. 

World of Work:

Students following this qualification could go on to work in the following fields: IT consultant Systems Analyst Games developer Database administrator 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2016
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