Computing at Poole Grammar School
In the first year (AS) you will cover:
- Problem solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise
- Computer Components, The Stored Program Concept and The Internet
In the second year (A2) you will cover:
- Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Systems, Databases and Networking
- The Practical Project
The course is not just about learning to use tools or training in a programming language, although these are very important elements. Instead the emphasis is on computational thinking - a kind of reasoning used both by humans and machines. Thinking computationally is an important life skill.
Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline,namely B in Mathematics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.