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21/06/18

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Genesis Futsal Cup 2018 - 9 schools participating in the tournament https://t.co/lwAQC353it

21/06/18

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21/06/18

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19/06/18

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What a fantastic session with for their presentation skills as part of the programme 💪🏼 thanks for making it possible and great to see you there today supporting these wonderful young people!

19/06/18

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The Genesis Futsal Cup this week - 9 Newham schools entered. 90 boys Year 7 & 8 boys participating in the Genesis Cup 🏆🥇🥈🥉🔴⚪️⚽️ https://t.co/sxO5ai3Pru

17/06/18

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Fantastic article and a fantastic team! ❤️

17/06/18

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15/06/18

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15/06/18

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Thanks to and Heather for taking part in this scheme for the benefit of your vulnerable young women. https://t.co/sQS3unhzkT

13/06/18

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11/06/18

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07/06/18

Good luck to all of our primary students taking part in the Federation sports day today!

06/06/18

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Bring all your friends & family to the Park for an exciting FREE day out at The Great Get Together on Sunday 24 June! 🎉 Find out more ➡️ https://t.co/rjP5HViNF7 https://t.co/VsQzQDZ9Zv

06/06/18

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Our Genesis Futsal Cup will be held in 2 weeks for Seconardy Schools for Year 7 & 8 boys -

02/06/18

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02/06/18

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02/06/18

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02/06/18

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getting new red furniture ready for the relocated library space on the olympic red level .... soon to be unwrapped for the new term! https://t.co/RHewwYwsuI

25/05/18

Wishing all of our students and staff an enjoyable and restful half term break!

25/05/18

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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.