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A level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

Additional entry requirements:    

Grade 6 in Maths.

What is it?    

Computer Science is ‘no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes’. Computer Science is about logic, problem-solving, creativity and how to use hardware to speed up these processes.

There is a great mixture of theoretical and practical work. Software, hardware and algorithmic approaches will all be studied in depth, and good mathematical skill is important.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Having invested nearly a quarter of a million pounds in extra student-facing IT resources this year alone, Computer Science students at the College can be sure that they are in the right place to be studying a computing qualification.

What will I study?    

Computational thinking, a programming language, data structures, algorithms, binary system, databases, computer main components, Computer Science theory along with practical computer programming.

How will I be assessed?    

80% written exam at the end of Year 2 (paper 1 + paper 2 divided in 40% each); 20% practical coursework project.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

Problem-solving is crucial in each and every sector of modern day life. The specific knowledge and skills developed from studying this subject are highly sought after in the ever-growing areas of IT development, such as coding, AI, networks, business intelligence cyber security and robotics.

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