BSc Honours

GCE A Level in Computing

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Classroom based

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23 Month(s)

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The Computing specification has been designed for students who wish to go on to Higher Education or into employment where knowledge of Computing would be beneficial. Computing is not concerned with simply learning how to use applications or programming languages. Instead, abstract thinking, general problem-solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, scientific and engineering-based thinking are emphasised. The Visual Basic.NET programming language is taught in lessons and used to answer questions and complete tasks for examinations and coursework. A2 Level Topics Unit 1: 1 Fundamentals of programming
2 Fundamentals of data structures
3 Fundamentals of algorithms
4 Theory of computation

A2 Level Topics Unit 2: 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

Non-exam assessment: The non-exam assessment assesses a student's ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve a practical problem.

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