Problem solving is an essential skill within this subject and life. This subject requires students to be able to explore the logical and structured ways that computer systems process data to develop programs, processes and systems that solve specific problems. You will also explore the relationship between hardware and software as part of a computer system.
This course is designed specifically for those students interested in computing rather than ICT in general.
Alongside core units in communication and employability and computer systems, this course is designed specifically for those students interested in computing rather than ICT in general. Additional units of study on this pathway will include a range from databases, programming, networking and mathematical concepts.
This course offers visits with external local and IT businesses such as Telefonica headquarters in Leeds. Other trips and visits to employers allow students to see how the world of IT actually works. Employability opportunities are facilitated through visits to Magna careers fair.
A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.
4 GCSEs at grade 4-9 (A*-C) including English + Maths
Students from this course will go on to university to study computing, e-Business, IT for practitioners and software engineering. The course develops valuable skills for other higher level courses and employment.