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24/05/24

The HCACP newsletter for May 2024 is now available from https://t.co/861Yfw10bR pic.twitter.com/PxSicfqNgR

22/05/24

The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen. pic.twitter.com/O2UVpDWdcL

15/05/24

Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏. https://t.co/wlQFSzKGSb

15/05/24

Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam. pic.twitter.com/0igUXmMhG9

15/05/24

HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion. pic.twitter.com/axOSiK0EcI

10/05/24

Two more teams competing their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition in the sunshine at High Elms Country Park! Great effort in hot conditions today! pic.twitter.com/6uHHCmfXui

08/05/24

Enjoy 42 seconds of magic from our HCACP Steel Band rehearsal. They play so fine, don't you agree? pic.twitter.com/08RQPxHNlV

03/05/24

HCACP students were fortunate enough to attend t masterclass at Steinway hall with the incredible French.  The students had a wonderful time learning about composing and playing some very expensive pianos!  Thank you to for arranging the event. pic.twitter.com/lQrl7ZHfNs

02/05/24

Congratulations to our wonderful year 13 students pic.twitter.com/qaDxSPTWoX

01/05/24

If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories https://t.co/hwmkFE5j62

29/04/24

Our amazing HCACP Anti-Bullying Ambassadors pic.twitter.com/qNtt5pIE3b

26/04/24

Two terrific teams at the start and at the end of a successful DofE Bronze Practice Expedition! pic.twitter.com/xqi7hSG078

26/04/24

HCACP Students take in a little culture at the National Art Gallery today. pic.twitter.com/hsraer9JL8

26/04/24

Curious cows watching one of our DofE expedition teams! pic.twitter.com/Uw0BlyBu4U

26/04/24

Lunch with a view after climbing a steep hill on their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition! pic.twitter.com/57oM0VL1Hf

24/04/24

Music 🔥 🧨👌. An outstanding curriculum, endless performance opportunities, a thriving peripatetic programme, fully inclusive of all students and all types of musicianship. Thank you 🥇Team Music 🎶 and to Katie Stanton for your brilliant leadership. https://t.co/N3hZ1Rp8Yl

19/04/24

Enduring high winds, torrential rain, and freezing temperatures, our three DofE Gold teams have done brilliantly to complete their practice expedition! With thanks to for another amazing expedition experience. pic.twitter.com/QPHnkszYYp

16/04/24

Taking a break climbing and then having lunch atop Bannau Sir Gaer on day one of the DofE Gold Practice Expedition. pic.twitter.com/chFVTchpEO

16/04/24

Admiring the view over Llyn y Fan Fach. pic.twitter.com/iPlKjkcPJk

16/04/24

RT : Downhill to camp after a day hiking across the Brecon Beacons. https://t.co/RpF6LupGF9

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Computer Science

Course Title: Computer Science (4152)
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification: GCSE

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:

  • Gain an understanding of fundamental programming concepts 
  • Code applications in a popular programming language
  • Write script that can operate in a web enabled environment
  • Create simple computer games
  • Have opportunities to work collaborate 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