Theme of the week is: Individual Liberty
Course Accreditation: AS LEVEL COMPUTING
Examining Board: AQA
Method of Assessment
A 2 hour on-screen exam which covers Unit 1 and a 1 hour written exam which covers
Unit 1 (60%)
Unit 2 (40%)
A mix of: practical lessons using the computers and theory based lessons where there will be
some teacher explanation, class discussion and a requirement for pupils to research and find
information for themselves.
Time Allocation: 8 hours per fortnight
Private Study Requirement
Pupils will be required to spend about an hour doing private study for each hour of class
time. They will have some theoretical homework tasks and will need to work on their
programming tasks outside of lesson time.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Visit Bletchley Park
Advisable for the following careers
This course forms a good foundation for a wide range of careers in the IT sector
(programming, network administration, web site design, business analysis, …), as well as many
other careers that involve the use of IT.
Good in combination with
Maths and Physics in particular but would complement any choices of AS levels.
Link Tutor: Mrs L Sherriff