|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Computer Science||Computing||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
GCSE Maths and Science at Grade 6 (B), it is recommended that you should be taking A level Maths with this course.
The course is not about learning to use tools, or just training in a programming language; instead, the emphasis is on computational thinking. Computational thinking is a kind of reasoning used by both humans and machines and it is an important life skill. Thinking computationally means using abstraction and decomposition. This type of study involves thinking about what can be computed and how.
Problem solving, Programming and Data representation – explains the fundamentals of problem solving and introduces students to the concept of algorithm design. Students will be able to convert an algorithm into a working program using Python 3.
Computer components and the internet – describes the architecture and configuration of a microprocessor; with an emphasis on using low level language for interaction and development. It will, also, require an in depth analysis and understanding about how the internet operates.
AS units in Year 12 (% of AS)
A2 units in Year 13 (% of A-level)
A level Project
Solve or investigate a practical problem, for example:
This specification has been designed for students who wish to go on to higher education courses or employment where knowledge of Computing would be beneficial. Students can study Computing and go on to a career in Medicine, Law, Business, Politics or any type of Science.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900