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19/03/19

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19/03/19

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students looking at Apprenticeships - check out this fab FREE resource https://t.co/owpKuPPZci

18/03/19

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After the spelling bee we continue with some more classics adventures. King Togidubnus Pace. Reconstructing mosaics https://t.co/GP61YJ1jUa

14/03/19

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What a pleasure to have all these schools. Thank you for being here and judges for your support, you made this event a success. https://t.co/6su8K3oyfY

14/03/19

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Fantastic day with our getting some hands on practice with with great advice offered https://t.co/9iAikHqatu

07/03/19

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Year 8 boys come second in indoor athletics https://t.co/LHrCrVB4oM

07/03/19

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Year 8 girls second in indoor athletics, well done girls https://t.co/b27BWgzOMy

07/03/19

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Year 7 girls second in indoor athletics https://t.co/nulOtnZA7z

07/03/19

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Year 7 boys third in indoor athletics https://t.co/NmSH0WDobG

06/03/19

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Fantastic (but tough) day for year 10 with with some great advice on the future. Well done all https://t.co/Ek8jkzZQVu

05/03/19

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Fabulous event today with giving some fantastic advice to our Year 10, 12 & 13 future lawyers and solicitors. Thanks for attending

05/03/19

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students looking at apprenticeships - a fantastic event for you tomorrow (6th March) to get great info. https://t.co/nDH6O2BPHD

02/03/19

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Year 11,12 & 13 students interested in a career in . Don’t forget to join us on Tuesday P3 to meet for some great careers advice

28/02/19

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The talent and skill of staff I met today at has been nothing short of amazing. They know their students well, show real care and passion and know their stuff. A lot can be learnt from the work of HACH

28/02/19

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Wow - - what a school! Had such an amazing day visiting the school and have met some of the most dedicated teachers and wonderful young people! HACH does such a wonderful job for their young people and should be very proud of all they are doing - super impressed!

26/02/19

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Please see our new club timetable. https://t.co/Ywo26HuQJK

18/02/19

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Dear parents, we have just boarded the aircraft we will be back in Luton at 21:30.

18/02/19

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Best tour guide for underground naples. https://t.co/zxm3DNNGcc

18/02/19

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How quickly time has passed. Our last stop, underground Naples and the archaelogical museum. Thanks to all teachers for their support https://t.co/Tz7QkvZYZq

17/02/19

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Students enjoying The Mediterranean sun https://t.co/GHmo84LCn2

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Computer Science

Entry Criteria

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 5 in English Language or Literature and Grade 6 in Maths. In addition to this a GCSE Grade 6 in Physics. A GCSE Grade 6 in ICT or Computer Science is preferred.

What is Computer Science?

The Computer Science course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills established at Key Stage 4 and encourages you to develop a broad range of the knowledge, understanding and skills of computing, as a basis for progression into further learning and/or employment.

The course will encourage and enable you to have -

  • an understanding of, and the ability to apply, the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • the ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including writing programs to do so
  • the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • the capacity to see relationships between different aspects of Computer Science

Mathematical skills related to:

  • Boolean algebra
  • comparison and complexity of algorithms
  • number representations and bases.
  • the ability to articulate the individual (moral), social (ethical), legal and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology.

Year 1 Course Content

  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Systematic approach to problem solving
  • Theory of computation
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  • Consequences of uses of computing
  • Fundamentals of communications and networking

Year 2 Course Content

  • Problem Solving
  • Programming
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Networking

Jobs within Computer Science may include the following:

  • Database administrator.
  • Games developer.
  • Information systems manager.
  • IT consultant.
  • Multimedia programmer.
  • Network engineer.
  • Systems analyst.
  • Systems developer.

How will you be assessed?

Paper 1

This paper tests your ability to program, as well as your theoretical knowledge of Computer Science.

Assessment

On-screen exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

40% of A-level

Questions

You answer a series of short questions and write/ adapt/extend programs in an electronic answer document provided by the exam board.

Paper 2

This paper tests your ability to answer questions and the theory of Computer Science.

Assessment

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

40% of A-level

Questions

Compulsory short-answer and extended-answer questions.

 Non-exam assessment

The non-exam assessment assesses your ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve or investigate a practical problem. You will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving.

Assessment

75 marks

20% of A-level

Exam Board: AQA