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Computer Science AS Level at Queens Park Community School

Course description

As well as being part of our daily lives, computer science is used to solve society's
most complex and important problems in areas such as engineering, banking, communication, and medicine. Computer Science A level is a creative and wide-ranging course which uses clear logical thinking to design and build systems that really work.

Course content

The Year 12 Course
Paper 1 (50% of AS level) - Assessment: 75 minutes
written examination
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
Paper 2 (50% of AS level) - Assessment: 75 minutes written examination
Elements of computational thinking
Problem solving and programming
Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms

Entry requirements

You will need to have a grade 6 in Mathematics GCSE, interest in theory and practical
work and preparedness to practise for regular tests.

Future opportunities

Computer Science gives you a wide choice of study options across ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, E-Business and Information Management. Computer Science can lead to careers across a wide range of sectors including IT, physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, medicine, space exploration, engineering, entertainment, the media, education, business and government because every aspect of our lives involves working with information technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens Park Community School directly.

Last updated date: 16 April 2018
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