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Wednesday 25 January 2017 (week 2 day 8) | email | e-learning

Computing


What is Computing?

Computing is an integral part of our everyday lives and the day to day functions of every business. The UK is renowned for excellence in Computing and the future prospects look very exciting. Careers include:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Games Programmer / Developer
  • Software engineer
  • Web Designer
  • Systems analyst
  • Networks and telecommunications
  • Technical Support
  • Hardware development
  • Graphics designer

 

 

Why Study Computing?

Already know how to use spreadsheet and word processing software? Would you like to learn more about the science behind computers and how they work? Would you like to write your own applications? Studying Computing will allow you to:

  • Understand what each component inside a computer does and how they communicate in binary and hexadecimal
  • Write your own computer applications and software using the latest programming languages
  • Improve your technical knowledge of computers and solve problems
  • Investigate computer networks and understand how data is transferred between devices
  • Look at current trends in Computing along with new and emerging technologies
  • Gain experience in using different types of operating systems
  • Improve your ability to solve problems and think logically and independently

 

 

What Will I Learn?

The course will consist of the following components:

‘AS’ Level

1 Fundamentals of programming
2 Fundamentals of data structures
3 Systematic approach to problem solving
4 Theory of computation
5 Fundamentals of data representation
6 Fundamentals of computer systems
7 Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
8 Consequences of uses of computing
9 Fundamentals of communication and networking

This content will be assessed through 2 external examinations sat at the end of year 12. Each representing 50% of the overall assessed grade in year 12.

'A' Level

1 Fundamentals of programming
2 Fundamentals of data structures
3 Fundamentals of algorithms
4 Theory of computation
5 Fundamentals of data representation
6 Fundamentals of computer systems
7 Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
8 Consequences of uses of computing
9 Fundamentals of communication and networking
10 Fundamentals of databases
11 Big Data
12 Fundamentals of functional programming
13 Systematic approach to problem solving

This content will be assessed through 2 external examinations sat at the end of year 13. Each representing 40% of the overall assessed grade in year 12. There will also be a practical project making up the final 20% of the grade.

 

What Do I Need to Study Computing?

Students wanting to study Computing will have acquired at least grade B in GCSE Mathematics or Physics and possess a keen interest in Computing or ICT.

 

 

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ms O Tattum, Head of Sixth Form
o.tattum@trinityhigh.com
0161 212 1930

Mr D Sinnott, Subject Contact for Computer Science
d.sinnott@trinityhigh.com

 


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