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13/06/18

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Discussing which books we think will win the Carnegie and the Amnesty Prize and the Kate Greenaway https://t.co/1OIS0iPeGX

12/06/18

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3 - 2 -1 GOING LIVE 🎥 with our live streaming guide for parents as part of ! Printable High Res version here: https://t.co/lb8BuGutcw https://t.co/F71tukmBqv

23/05/18

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Junior Boys are District Athletic Champions 2017+18 🎖️🎖️

23/05/18

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Year 7 boys District Football Cup Champions, well done boys. 4-2 win on penalties v 🎖️⚽🎉🏆 https://t.co/6Qutp9t6f4

21/05/18

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match exercise - getting some literature, ancient sources and reception studies in there.... https://t.co/XJWtM6Q5so

21/05/18

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Halfway through my mega day of taster sessions at Lots of lovely students talking about art, history, drama and myth as well as ancient languages

17/05/18

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Could you inspire students in ? We still have places available on our programme for Sept'18! Don't hesitate, apply via UCAS 1TZ today! &T https://t.co/W9KMI5oxCk

17/05/18

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Want to be a teacher but don't know where to start? Sign up with us - we'll send you the info you need to find training and apply

14/05/18

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Sixth Form Pastoral Support Tutor required .Apply now https://t.co/x4BdFV5Ttg https://t.co/QoiLHNSTxT

11/05/18

Some pictures today from our 3K run 🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/E04yx0FJDX

11/05/18

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Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is hiring. Apply now https://t.co/1O0Vs5nFu4 https://t.co/nuoHxOQNK2

11/05/18

Contrary to this tweet we would like to confirm that this gentleman has no association and never has with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, which is Located in Chafford Hundred.

10/05/18

Contrary to this tweet we would like to confirm that this gentleman has no association and never has with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, which is Located in Chafford Hundred.

10/05/18

Contrary to this tweet we would like to confirm that this gentleman has no association and never has with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, which is Located in Chafford Hundred.

10/05/18

Contrary to your tweet we would like to confirm that this gentleman has no association and never has with Harris Academy Chafford Hundred, which is Located in Chafford Hundred.

08/05/18

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Classics teacher needed at ! It's an excellent opportunity, visit their website for more! https://t.co/6J9VDQVwlG

08/05/18

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ICT Technician required .Apply now https://t.co/hRijmlhtep https://t.co/sfededsvyw

08/05/18

Retweetd From Richard James-Neale

Some very exciting work in today’s workshop with the students of . Definitely didn’t get on the wrong train coming home, nearly ending up in Southend. Nope. Definitely didn’t do that... https://t.co/GU6WtBWuQD

08/05/18

Thank you to all parents who completed the evaluation survey for the SEND award, we really appreciate your views. We shall keep you updated on any outcomes as a result of this survey.

19/04/18

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“Enlightening”: a primary trainee on the visit to the . -phase transition https://t.co/ejeTIo5DQ9

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Computer Science

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