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Sir Thomas Fremantle

Computer Science (AQA)

Why study Computer Science?
This course has real relevance in our modern world. Information technologies continue to have a growing importance. This means there will be a bigger demand for professionals who are qualified in this area. If you want to go on to higher study and employment in the field of computer science, you will find that this course provides a superb stepping stone. Learners who have taken a computing GCSE and who then progress to study the subject at A Level or university will have a sound underpinning knowledge of this subject area.

What does the course involve?
While you will no doubt already have some knowledge of computers and related areas, the course will give you an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works and a look at what goes on “behind the scenes”. You will also investigate computer programming, which many learners find interesting.

How will the skills that I develop help me in my future career?
Computer Science is undoubtedly one of the biggest growing industries in the world. The world will cease to function if out devices and computers stop working. Computer Science allow you to understand how computers function, which can lead you to a vast amount of industries ranging from programming, web developments , entertainment and all aspects of sciences based jobs. 

How will I be assessed?
The course is divided into two units.

Unit 1 - Paper 1: Computation Thinking and Problem Solving (50%)
A 1 hour 30 minute exam with a mixture of multiple choice, short-form and long-form answers.

Unit 2 - Paper 2: Written Assessment (50%)
Assessing the students' theoretical knowledge, this 1 hour 30 minute exam also has a mixture of multiple choice, short-form and long-form answers.

Who do I need to contact?
For more information, please email Mr Fung - tom.fung@sirthomasfremantle.org