Computer Science A Level at Brigshaw High School and Language College
Computer Science covers the technical aspects of computers, such as computer architecture, networking, database and programming as well as the theory of computation and the moral, ethical, legal and cultural issues surrounding the subject. It is an intensely creative subject that enables students to develop skills in analysis, problem solving, invention and innovation and investigates the relationships between the natural and digital worlds.
- Fundamentals of programming, data structures, data representation and algorithms
- Theory of computation
- Fundamentals of computer systems, organisation and architecture
- Consequences of uses of computing
- Communication and networking
- Functional programming
At least a 6 in Maths and Computer Science and a 4 in English Language. If you have not studied Computer Science please speak to Mr Romer
There are two 2½ hour examinations at the end of the second year, each contributing 40% of the final mark. A non-exam assessment Programming Project completes the other 20%.
Please note that with an 80/20 split, the emphasis of this course is on the theoretical aspects of Computer Science.
This course will provide an opportunity to continue your studies at university on a wide variety of pathways including Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Games Programming and Software Engineering, as well as a range of joint degrees.
For further information, please speak to Mr Romer
How to apply
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