Subject Intent: Why Computer Science?
The computer science curriculum allows students to apply both abstract concepts and mathematics in real world solutions, making the course have a real life and relevant focus. Students are encouraged to look at the role of technology from a moral and ethical viewpoint and link this to the rule of law, and how technology aligns with our fundamental British values, and beyond to a worldwide audience. Computer Science qualifications also address the shortage in the UK jobs market, preparing our students for a wide range of degree courses, apprenticeships, and future roles in an ever evolving and exciting sector.
What will I study?
• Fundamentals of programming, data structures, data representation and algorithms
• Theory of computation
• Fundamentals of computer systems, organisation and architecture
• Consequences of uses of computing
• Communication and networking
• Functional programming
What are the entry requirements?
Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.