A LEVEL

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Course Overview

Interested in what makes computers tick? Want an introduction to computing? If you like solving problems and you can think logically then Computer Science is the subject for you.

You are given the opportunity to study current computer applications; high level language programming and systems analysis and design. Computing combines well with all Sciences, Mathematics, Product Design, Interactive Media and many other subjects.

Computer Science (A-Level)

ASSESSMENT

Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your A Level Computer Science Find Your Feet task here

Course Topics

  • Boolean Algebra
  • Numbers Systems
  • Data Structures
  • Databases
  • Data Security and Compression Techniques
  • Web Based Programming
  • Programming Constructs
  • Problem Solving
  • Constructs
  • Computational Thinking
  • Thinking Logically
  • Recursion
  • Abstraction
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Stakeholders
  • Analysing Requirements
  • Building Long Program
  • Testing an Evaluation

Course Features

Learn how to write programs using programming languages and write your own simple games.

Learn problem solving techniques which allow you to break the problem into small, manageable pieces.

Apply what you learnt to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.

Clear progression into higher education.

ASSESSMENT

100% Exam

Awarding Body: OCR

Results

2018 Results: 100%

Where Courses Become Careers

Students who take this subject may study Engineering, Software Engineering, Computing Science, Games Technology, Information Technology, Information Systems and many other subjects.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

By studying computing you will learn how computer hardware and software work as well as learning programming fundamentals and problem solving skills. You will be able to apply your knowledge in programming to solve real life problems.

You’ll evidence and enhance the Stoke6th Graduate Attributes during this course. Resilience, independent of thought, communication skills, problem solving skills and the contribution of creative ideas will all be encouraged throughout the Computer Science course.

You will have continuous support through very well designed online resources including e-books accessible from home as well as College.

HELP!?

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk

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