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22/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

So proud of all Classics and Latin students. Amazing performance for with all students getting Level 9s amd A*.

22/08/19

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Congratulations to all at on their superb today. A special mention goes to Viktoria, who achieved a Grade 9 in all 11 of her subjects - a remarkable achievement. https://t.co/8VFFPIKSPl

20/08/19

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Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

19/08/19

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We're so proud of all our Sixth Formers on their . Great to see them taking their next steps - whether that's university, an apprenticeship or employment. We can't wait to see what they do next. Here's a round-up of all their successes: https://t.co/I713jYXeX7 https://t.co/ooYTrgebv6

15/08/19

A Level students achieve record success! 😁 https://t.co/22JWigRxfx https://t.co/Q9udvnlp7t

15/08/19

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Congratulations to student Daniel who has gained an amazing 7 A* grades and is off to to read Maths. He's going to be speaking about his fantastic achievement on the later this afternoon https://t.co/OmeZfhakxQ

15/08/19

And it begins 😬 🤞🏻 https://t.co/0KdYMygsVD

15/08/19

Results day 😬 We are open for results to be collected from 8:30am until 10:30 this morning. Best of luck to everyone 😁

17/07/19

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Roman Londinium walk with ‘s youngest Classicists. https://t.co/UleiuSSVjc

17/07/19

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A fantastic event for HACH students interested in medicine last week with - some strong stomachs needed!! Well done to all involved. https://t.co/bqCxwlEumD

17/07/19

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Some fabulous artwork on display this morning! https://t.co/FUL7CN3Gto

16/07/19

Wasn’t it just amazing 😁

16/07/19

Half way through our fantastic summer show. Time for a drink and some food 😁 🎉 https://t.co/ylcEsc5veb

14/07/19

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14/07/19

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YMCA! https://t.co/zmuRXZmELv

14/07/19

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End of stay disco https://t.co/Cr5PSMBZZQ

14/07/19

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Group 2 ready for activity 4! https://t.co/foBy9cQPJN

14/07/19

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Survival skills! https://t.co/DR4d8MiUhR

14/07/19

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Activity 4! https://t.co/K1E4rTSnPx

14/07/19

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This weekend is all about teamwork! https://t.co/zJ1x7uoOQm

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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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