Year 7 Parents Evening - 14th June 5pm-7pm

Computer Science

Intent Statement

Computer Science are two of the most important subjects for today’s society; this can be evidenced through Work Skill requirements and the importance that has been placed on Computer Science? To meet these challenges the department has created a variety of courses with the appropriate content to ensure students develop the necessary skills for their future employment. 

 

Powerful knowledge in Computing: 

  • Requirement to think creatively and innovatively to solve problems. 

  • Provides students with new ways of thinking about the world using ‘big ideas’ such as Automation, Computerisation and the future of technology. 

  • Provides students with powerful ways of analysing, explaining and understanding the world through modelling complex situations. 

  • Gives students power over their own knowledge. 

  • Gives students both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to develop products or solutions in an efficient way. 

  • Developing problem solving skills and the ability to think logically. 

Department Information

Computer Science is one of the most important subjects for today’s society; this can be evidenced through work skill requirements and the importance that has been placed on Computer Science.  To meet these challenges the department has created a variety of courses with the appropriate content to ensure students develop the necessary skills for their future employment.

Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism. 

The course is made up of two exams and a programming project.  

 

Comp01 Overview:  

• The characteristics of Contemporary processors, Input, Output and Storage Devices 

• Software and Software Development 

• Exchanging Data 

• Data Types, Data Structures and Algorithms 

• Legal, Moral, Cultural and Ethical Issues 

 

Comp02 Overview: 

• Elements of Computational Thinking 

• Problem Solving and Programming 

• Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms 

 

Programming Project overview: 

The learner will choose a computing problem to work through according to the guidance in the specification. 

• Analysis of the Problem 

• Design of the Solution 

• Developing the Solution 

• Evaluation 

   

Year 12 Year 13 

Comp01 and Comp02 

Research for Programming Project in the Summer Term of Year 12. 

Programming Project 

Revision for Comp01 and Comp02

 

Learning Journey

A Level Computer Science

Year 12 Learning Journey - A Level Computer Science - Year 12.pdf
Year 13 Learning Journey - A Level Computer Science - Year 13.pdf