This option covers areas of computing that are not covered by the CIDA. It includes both a written examination and theory components, which are not assessed using computers. You will be shown how to create applications (programs) that can run on mobile devices and operate in a web enabled environment. You will gain an understanding of the fundamental concepts around creating software applications and cover such topics as Algorithms, computer structure, hardware, variables, SQL and HTML coding and using program languages such as Python. You will have two practical programming tasks to complete over the two years.
- 60% Controlled Assessment working on two 25 hour programming projects e.g. Landscape gardening theme, mobile phone operation theme.
- 40% Terminal written exam paper (90 minutes in length)
How will studying Computer Science help me in the future?
Computer Science has a big role to play in the gaming, mobile and web-related industries. The programming languages used also extends to the general business world and there is a world shortage of programmers. Working in a Computer Science industry presents a high earning potential.
Head of Department: Mr S Underwood