A Level Computer Science
West Common Lane, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS
This course is ideal for learners who have a strong interest in programming and the mathematical side of computing. This course covers elements such as contemporary processors, software development, data types and much more. Students will also look at moral and ethical issues and elements of computational thinking.
Computer Science is not the same as ICT, and is relevant if you have good mathematical and problem solving skills.
The Units are:
- Characteristics of contemporary processors
- Software and development
- Exchanging data
- Data types structures and algorithms
- Legal, moral and ethical issues
- Elements of computational thinking
- Problem solving and programming
- Algorithms to solve problems & standard algorithms
- Analysis of the problem
- Design of the solution
- Developing the solution
This course is assessed by coursework (20%) and exams (80%).
GCSE Grade 5 in English, Grade 6 in Maths and an average points score of 6 or above.
This course is aimed at students who would like to progress onto a computer science or software design field.
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