GCE A Level in Computer Science
Computer Science requires students to have good mathematical and problem solving skills and will develop their computational thinking, including:
- Thinking recursively
- Thinking procedurally
- Thinking logically
- Thinking concurrently
- Thinking abstractly
Unit 1: Computing Principles
- Characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
- Software and software development
- Data types, data structures and algorithms
- Exchanging data
- Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues
Unit 2: Algorithms and Programming
- Elements of computational thinking
- Problem solving and programming
Programming Project (Coursework)
Carried out and completed in Year 13, we work with students to select their own user-driven problem of an appropriate size and complexity to solve.
Both exams are 2 hours long and are worth 40% of the final grade. The coursework is worth
20% of the final grade.
- Paul Connor - Teacher of Computer Science & ICT
- Scott Drew - Teacher of PE and Computer Science
- John Hughes - Teacher of Computer Science
- Robert Parkin - Teacher of DT and Computer Science
- Julian White - Head of Faculty & Teacher of Computer Science and ICT
For further details, please contact Mr White or Mr Hughes.
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