Computation is at the heart of the quest to unravel the secrets of life and in the era of tablets and smart devise, is coding or programming a computer, something which we can leave to a few specialists?
“A large part of the course relates to problem-solving in which you will study programming to develop your logic skills . ”
What sort of work will I be doing?
• Problem-solving using introductory and advanced programming tasks.
Solutions will be produced using both procedural and object-oriented approaches
• Research tasks and past paper theory questions based on the theory topics above
• Computer project
Computer science is a broad-based course where you will gain a sound understanding of the internal structure of computers and how they operate. A large part of the course relates to problem-solving in which you will study programming to develop your logic skills. This will enable you to learn how to produce algorithmic solutions to these problems.
You will study in detail:
• Introduction to programming using a high level programming language
• Number systems – including binary, hexadecimal and decimal systems
• Networking and communications through its structure and the protocols
• Hardware components of a computer system
• Advanced programming techniques
• Operating systems
• Moral, ethical, legal and cultural issues of computing
This provides opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the systems, development life-cycle. You will produce a relatively complex program to a real user problem and provide documentation for the analysis, design, construction, testing and evaluation of the system.
Computer Science GCSE at a grade B or above.
Students will have their grade through examinations. They will sit a written paper, an online assessment and complete a controlled assessment.