Course Title: Computer Science (4152)
Exam Board: AQA
About the course
Computing is of substantial importance to the economy. The role of Computer Science as a discipline itself and as an ‘underpinning’ subject across Science and Engineering is growing rapidly.
Computer technology continues to advance rapidly and the way that technology is consumed has also been changing at a fast pace over recent years. The growth in the use of mobile devices and web-related technologies has exploded, resulting in new challenges for employers and employees. For example, businesses today require an ever-increasing number of technologically-aware individuals. This is even more true in the gaming, mobile and web related industries and the specification we have chosen has been designed with this in mind. Students will learn how to:
- create applications that run on mobile devices
- write script that can operate in a web enabled environment
- create simple computer games
- gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts around
- creating software applications
- have opportunities to work collaboratively and manage projects.
Students complete two controlled assessments each based around finding solutions to realistic problems. They will also complete a written examination on the theoretical underpinning of coding, computer structure and systems, networking and the development cycle of software in industry.
How it is assessed
- 2 written papers:
- Paper 1: Computational Thinking and Problem Solving
- Paper 2: Written Assessment