Computer Science

Minimum Entry Criteria

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in Computer Science and 6 in Maths

May be accepted on the course: 6 in Computer Science and 6 in Maths

Board

AQA

Outline of the Course

In Year 12 the students cover the syllabus in a very practical manner, which allows them many more opportunities to develop their understanding of the subject. This approach means that they are able to create a piece of coursework in Year 13, which is innovative and exciting to develop.

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

On screen practical examination

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

2

Examination: Compulsory short-answer and extended-answer questions

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

3

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

Y13

20%