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17/12/17

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A brilliant end to the Positive Behaviour Programme Some outstanding feedback from parents about the positive impacts that they have seen. A huge thank you to Mr Tem for all of his hard work. I look forward to supporting you in taking the programme forward. https://t.co/pPJTxmmpcF

17/12/17

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15/12/17

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what a great performance...Thankyou all for all the hard work and efforts during the past few months...it was AMAZING XX

14/12/17

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Thank you — What a triumph for all involved !!! Well done Miss Perry, what a great end to Term !! https://t.co/fhNb0c4eMP

13/12/17

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performing Othello for tonight's https://t.co/iZAmf2D3Rd

13/12/17

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well underway! Good luck all! https://t.co/uiQwBuzpyx

13/12/17

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performing their technical run for very Brechtian in style- looks great! https://t.co/aUY5sycs6P

12/12/17

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11/12/17

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11/12/17

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11/12/17

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Brilliant day with teachers from delivering with in the freezing cold. Attitude of everyone was Big thank you to

11/12/17

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11/12/17

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11/12/17

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11/12/17

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11/12/17

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11/12/17

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08/12/17

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06/12/17

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06/12/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

A-level Computer Science

A Level Computer Science (AQA)

Aims

The specification encourages students to develop:

  • an understanding of, and the ability to apply, the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • the ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including writing programs to do so
  • the capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically
  • the capacity to see relationships between different aspects of computer science
  • mathematical skills related to:
  • Boolean algebra
  • comparison and complexity of algorithms
  • number representations and bases
  • the ability to articulate the individual (moral), social (ethical), legal and cultural opportunities and risks of digital technology.

Content

  1. Fundamentals of programming
  2. Fundamentals of data structures
  3. Fundamentals of algorithms
  4. Theory of computation
  5. Fundamentals of data representation
  6. Fundamentals of computer systems
  7. Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  8. Consequences of uses of computing
  9. Fundamentals of communication and networking
  10. Fundamentals of databases
  11. Big Data
  12. Fundamentals of functional programming
  13. Systematic approach to problem solving
  14. Non-exam assessment – the computing practical project

Assessment

Paper 1

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Paper 2

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Paper 3

What’s assessed

This paper tests a student’s ability to program, as well as their theoretical knowledge of computer science from subject content 1-4 above and the skills required from section 13 above.

 

 

 

 

What’s assessed

This paper tests a student’s ability to answer questions from subject content 5-12 above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s assessed

The non-exam assessment assesses a student’s ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve or investigate a practical problem. Students will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving, as shown in section 13 above.

 

Assessed

  • On screen exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 40% of A-level

 

Assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 40% of A-level

 

Assessed

  • 75 marks
  • 20% of A-level
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Questions

Students answer a series of short questions and write/adapt/extend programs in an electronic answer document provided by us.

We will issue preliminary material, a skeleton program (available in each of the programming languages) and, where appropriate, test data, for use in the exam.

 

Questions

Compulsory short-answer and extended-answer questions.