Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 25
Exam Board: Cambridge
- External Speakers.
- CS in action.
This course is for anyone who enjoys Computer Science and programming, and who loves to problem solve and use
different computation techniques to arrive at solutions, along with understanding how computers work.
The aims of this course are to enable students to develop an understanding of the main principles of solving problems
using computers; an understanding of the component parts of computer systems and how they interrelate, including
software, data, hardware, communication and people; an understanding of the different methods of communication, and
how to apply this understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Theory of Computation: Covering all aspects of computations including communication, hardware, data,
AI, databases and the processor.
Programming & Problem Solving: Programming fundamentals in VB.net, including iteration, sequencing, selection,
functions and OOP, including system lifecycles and algorithms.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Computer Science A level provides a solid platform for entry to a wide range of university degrees and careers,
including: AI, algorithms, biocomputing, chip design, communications, cloud computing, cognitive science,
forensics, cybercrime, database engineering, e-commerce, encryption, genetic algorithms, graphics, hardware
design, informatics information systems, networking, neural networks , operating systems optimisation, real-time
processing, web engineering and many more.
GCSE Computer Science grade 7-9.
'Humans are allergic to change. They love to say,
‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that.
That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs
Theory Fundamentals. 1 hr 30 mins, 75 marks.
Fundamentals of problem-solving and programming skills. 2hrs, 75 marks.
Advanced Theory. 1 hr 30 mins. 75 marks.
Practical, 2hrs 30 mins, 75 marks.