Year 12 - 13
Our Computer Science qualification will, above all else, be relevant to the modern and changing world of computing, and it will also be relevant to the higher education community. This qualification will have an open-source ethos allowing you to use any programming language that meets the needs of the course. Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, that can look at the natural world through a digital prism. Computational thinking, helping students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. These are the concepts that lie at the heart of our Computer Science qualification.
This qualification will be the best preparation for students who want to go on to study Computer Science at a higher level or even walk straight into a job and will also provide a good grounding for other subject areas that require computational thinking and analytical skills.
Advances in computing are transforming the way we work and our new and exciting Computer Science A-Level are changing with the times. The new specification will:
- Focus on programming, building on our GCSE Computing and emphasise the importance of computational thinking as a discipline.
- Have an expanded maths focus, much of which will be embedded within the course.
- Put computational thinking at its core, helping students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.
- Allow student to apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real world systems in an exciting and engaging manner.
- Give students a clear progression into higher education, as the course was designed after consultation with members of BCS, CAS and top universities.
Entry requirements :- GCSE B Grade in Computing or Computer Science and a Maths GCSE B Grade
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