Computer Science

From phones to cars to medicine, technology touches every part of our lives. If you can create technology, you can change the world.

 

 Susan Wojcicki     YouTube CEO

Computer science is not just about learning about technology. It is about logic, problem solving, and creativity.

In this increasingly technological age, a study of computer science, and particularly how computers are used in the solution of a variety of problems, is a valuable skill for future studies and work.

Learning to code gives you a completely new perspective when you look at a computer. Before, you think of it as an appliance - like a fridge - accepting what it can do. After, you know that you can code that computer to do anything you can imagine it doing. That's a massive change ... and a massive challenge!

Tim Berners Lee     Inventor, World Wide Web

AS Computer Science

The topics you will study are computer architecture, communication, data representation, data structures, software applications, programs, algorithms and the impact of computer science on society.

You will have plenty of time for hands-on coding during in your lessons. At the end of the course you will take an online practical exam. This will comprise of some on-screen tasks using either Java or Python.

A2 Computer Science

You will follow the same topics as the AS course. There is no online practical exam. Instead you will complete practical coursework. You will solve a computer problem of your choice.

 

Teaching staff / further information: Mr M Melling