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Computing AS/A Level at Llandrindod High School

Course description

The AS and A2 Level courses in Computing aim to encourage students to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge of Computing as a basis for progression into further learning, including progression form AS to A2, and/or employment in computer-related fields. Specifically, it encourages candidates to develop:

  • the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically;
  • an understanding of the organisation of computer systems including software, hardware, data, communications and people;
  • the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of computing, including programming, in a range of contexts to solve problems;
  • project time and management skills;
  • the capacity to see relationships between different aspects of the subject and perceive their field of study in a broader perspective;
  • an understanding of the consequences of uses of computing, including social, legal, ethical and other issues;
  • an awareness of the emerging technologies and an appreciation of their potential impact on society;
  • their programming skills through emerging programming techniques

Assessment

Assessment

Unit

Unit Title

AS Weighting

A2 Weighting

Assessment

CG1

Computing  Theory Paper 1

65%

32.5%

3 hour exam

CG2

Computing  Extended Task

35%

17.5%

Internal

CG3

Computing  Theory Paper 2

 

32.5%

3 hour exam

CG4

Computing  Extended Project

 

17.5%

Internal

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Llandrindod High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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