Steve Jobs - Co-founder of Apple Inc
Computer Science is an important skill in the digital age that we live it. We want to enthuse our students to become the creators of new technology rather than to simply be the consumers. Skills learnt in this subject will help students develop their problem solving skills that will help them in various other subjects and walks of life even if our students do not end up being the next Bill Gates.
Our aim is to teach students to design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems. Understand several key algorithmsthat reflect computational thinking [for example, ones for sorting and searching]; use logical reasoning to compare the utility of alternative algorithms for the same problem.
Students who take this subject will be able to use two or more programming languages, at least one of which is textual, to solve a variety of computational problems;
Please be aware that at GCSE and A-Level this is a rigorous subject that requires a good mathematical ability and willingness to work independently.
Component 01: Computer Systems.
The first component is an exam focused on computer systems covering the physical elements of computer science and the associated theory. Component 02: Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Programming.
This component is focused on the core theory of computer science and the application of computer science principles. Component 03: Programming Project (non-exam assessment)
This component is the non-exam assessment where candidates will be challenged by a range of exciting and engaging tasks to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned. Topics / Skills Covered The content has been designed not only to allow for a solid basis of understanding but to engage learners and get them thinking about real world application. This will encourage learners to: