This course is not just about learning to use tools or 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. You will understand how
computers operate, understand why they operate the way they do and also develop the necessary skills in order to develop your own methods to interact with a computer. We want to teach students how to be effective users of ICT today, but also the creators of ICT tomorrow.
Paper 1 2hr 30 min on screen exam (40% of final A Level grade)
Paper 2 - 2hr 30 min written exam (40% of final A LEvel grade)
Non exam assessment - 75 marks (20% of final A Level grade)
Grade 6 in Computer Science and Grade 6 in Maths.
Career pathways are extensive and include software development, internet systems development, computer game development, artificial intelligence, networking, internet security and software engineering