Welcome to Computer Science

Course Details 

Why choose this course?

It is an exciting time to be a computer scientist!
We are living in the midst of a revolution powered by computers. This revolution has invaded all aspects of society.
It is a communication revolution, a transport revolution, a medical revolution, an entertainment revolution. Consider the things you would be capable of with the expertise of Programming.

Course Content/Main Topics

Over the two years you will learn about: Fundamentals of Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Theory of Computation, Data Representation, Computer Systems,
Computer Organisation and Architecture, Communication and Networking, Databases and the Legal, Moral, Cultural and Ethical issues that we face from computer use.
You will also complete an independent programming project where you interact with real-world clients, develop working solutions and evaluate programs.

Careers and Higher Education

Avenues for higher education include a multitude of options and courses which can narrow the scope and focus on specific Computer Science aspects such as artificial intelligence or networking security. Alternatively, courses such as software development or computer science will allow you to continue learning a broad range of related modules.
Avenues for future employment include: video game development, artificial intelligence, software engineering, animation, computer architecture, teaching, biometrics, networking, graphics and more.
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Qualification

A Level

Assessment

Unit 1 - Computing Systems
Written exam - 2 hours 30 minutes - 40%
Unit 2 - Algorithms and Programming
Written exam - 2 hours 30 minutes - 40%
Unit 3 - Programming Project
NEA - 20%

Entry Requirements

GCSE Computer Science Grade 5

Contact Information

Mr Liam Dowd - Head of Year and Computing
ldowd@crestwood-s.dudley.sch.uk

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