Theme of the week is: The Future/Careers
Due to the success of the A Level Computing Course, we introduced this new GCSE as an option subject from September 2013. All students will still take IT as a core subject. Computing is of enormous importance to the economy, and the role of Computer Science as a discipline itself and as an ‘underpinning’ subject across science and engineering is growing rapidly. The growth in the use of mobile devices and web-related technologies has exploded, resulting in new challenges for employers and employees. For example, businesses today require an ever-increasing number of technologically-aware individuals. This is even more so in the gaming, mobile and web related industries and this course has been designed with this in mind.
This course is suitable for students who are good at and like Maths and problem solving.
Learning to program requires studetns to work well independently and outside of formal lessons to boost their programming skills.
Key academic areas covered will include:
Students will learn how to:
N.B. This course is more akin to a Science/Maths subject than ICT and covers in-depth theory of Computing.