Computer Science is a subject that spans theory and practice. You will become a confident programmer using different languages to solve problems. We will apply Computational Thinking to decompose larger problems into smaller ones and use a range of techniques to solve them.
In A-level Computer Science, you will learn many theory topics such as how computers work, how encryption allows the safe transfer of private data over public networks. You will learn about security issues such as hacking and how viruses are spread.
You will choose your own engaging project idea, and develop your own program for a client or for fun, such as a 3D game using Unity.
- Introduction to Programming
- Further Programming Techniques
- Structure of the Processor
- Types of Processor
- Software Development
- Compression, Encryption, Hashing
- Web Technologies
- Data Types
- Data Structures
- Boolean Algebra
- Legislation and Ethical issues
- Computational Thinking
- Problem Solving and Programming
- Further Algorithms
- Types of Programming Language
- Systems Software
- Applications Generation
- Further Boolean Algebra
- Practical Project
I have loved having the independence to develop our own programs for a client whilst facing all the challenges associated with such a task.Ryan Johnson ex Range High School