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Computer Science A Level at Ilkley Grammar School

Course description

This full A level course is designed to encourage students to develop their knowledge and understanding of hardware and communications, software, applications and effects, and information; as well as skills in analysis, design, implementation and evaluation.

Course content

An understanding of, and the ability to apply, the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data
representation.
The ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving
such problems, including writing programs to do so.
The capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically.
The capacity to see relationships between different aspects of computer science.

Mathematical skills related to:
o Boolean algebra.
o Comparison and complexity of algorithms.
o Number representations and bases

The ability to articulate the individual (moral), social (ethical), legal and cultural opportunities and risks of
digital technology.

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for Post-16: 5 grade 4/C at GCSE, preferably including English and Maths. Specific entry requirements: 6 in GCSE Computer Science and/or Math.

Assessment

The A Level qualification has three assessed units.

There are two externally assessed units and one internal assessment.
A Level Units
Computer Systems Written exam
Algorithms and Programming Written exam
Programming Project Portfolio

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilkley Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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