Course Outline

Our modern world would be inconceivable without computer science. From engineering to business management, medicine to biology, and language processing through to psychology, sociology and archaeology – all the sciences today need computer science in some form or another. This is exactly what makes the subject so exciting and is opening up ever more employment opportunities for computer scientists. Computer Science, therefore, is a forward-looking discipline that offers excellent prospects.

Computer science at Highams Park School will enable every student to a broad technical knowledge with the ability to write their own programs and software in the Python and Visual Basic Programming Languages – some of the most popular languages used in industry today.

Why study Computer Science?

  • Computing is part of everything we do!
  • Expertise in computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems.
  • Computing enables you to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Computing offers many types of lucrative careers.
  • Computing jobs are here to stay, regardless of where you are located.
  • Expertise in computing helps even if your primary career is something else.
  • Computing offers great opportunities for true creativity and innovativeness.
  • Computing has space for both collaborative work and individual effort.
  • Computing is an essential part of well-rounded academic preparation.
  • Future opportunities in computing are without boundaries.

Computer Science students have careers in variety of fields: System Analysts, Stock Brokers, Bankers, Gaming industry, Architecture, Software Engineers, App Developers, Web Designers, Media, and many more…

With Computer Science A-level you can go on to university courses like: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, or may be combined with other degrees such as architecture, and so forth.

The course is sub-divided into the following sections

Topic Assessment Weighting Course Year
Computer Principles Exam 50% AS Computer Science Year 12
Algorithms & Problem Solving Exam 50% AS Computer Science Year 12
Computer Systems Exam 40% A Level Computer Science Year 13
Algorithms and programming Exam 40% A Level Computer Science Year 13
Computing Project Coursework 20% A Level Computer Science Year 13

 CompterScience A level 01

For more information contact the Head of Department – Mr A Mushtaq

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