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Computer Science at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Course description

This course provides an insight into computing, including an understanding of computer systems and the principles of programming as well as algorithms and computational thinking.

This qualification opens doors to diverse career paths: roles in the games design industry, web and animation development or perhaps network security, digital forensics or mobile app development, or in supporting roles within other industries.

Course content

Computer Systems (40%, Written Exam)

  • 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 (40%, Written Exam)

  • Elements of computational thinking 
  • Problem solving and programming 
  • Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms  

Programming Project (20%, Non-exam assessment)

The learner will choose a computing problem to work through according to the guidance in the specification. 

  • Analysis of the problem 
  • Design of the solution 
  • Developing the solution 
  • Evaluation  


Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.

Students must select a specialism (Computing, Health Sciences or Sport Science) alongside this course

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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  • More information
    • UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is the second UTC in Sheffield, opening in September 2016. It offers a combination of Technical and A Levels courses to Sixth Form students. The majority of students at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are advised to take a Cambridge Technical course of variable size in either Computing, Health or Sport combined with A Level courses.