"Everybody should learn how to program a computer... because it teaches you how to think."
GCE A Level in Computer Science
Computer Science requires students to have good mathematical and problem-solving skills and will develop their computational thinking, including:
- Thinking recursively
- Thinking procedurally
- Thinking logically
- Thinking concurrently
- Thinking abstractly
Unit 1: Computing Principles
- Characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
- Software and software development
- Data types, data structures and algorithms
- Exchanging data
- Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues
Unit 2: Algorithms and Programming
- Elements of computational thinking
- Problem solving and programming
Programming Project (Coursework)
Carried out and completed in Year 13, we work with students to select their own user-driven problem of an appropriate size and complexity to solve.
Both exams are 2 hours long and are worth 40% of the final grade. The coursework is worth 20% of the final grade.
6th Form Teaching Staff
- Miss Harriet Page
- Mr Julian White
For further details, please contact Miss Page.
All plans for sixth form programmes of study at Bishop Stopford School are provisional, dependent on student numbers and government policy.