Cambridge Tutors College

Computer Science

Cambridge Tutors College
In Croydon

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Important information

Typology Course
Level Intermediate
Location Croydon
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Course
  • Intermediate
  • Croydon
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

You should enjoy and be good at understanding logical processes and solving mathematical problems. Also important in this subject is communicating effectively in speech and writing and planning your own learning.

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
Croydon
Water Tower Hill, Croydon, CR0 5SX, United Kingdom, CR0 5SX, London, England
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Croydon
Water Tower Hill, Croydon, CR0 5SX, United Kingdom, CR0 5SX, London, England
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To take into account

· Who is it intended for?

Students often go on to careers connected with IT, including System or database administration. Training or teaching others to use computer systems Systems analyst / programmer Software engineer

· Requirements

A GCSE in ICT or Computer Science would be preferred, but is not mandatory.

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What you'll learn on the course

Problem Solving
Computing
Testing
Programming
Boolean Operations
Software Engineer
Systems analyst
Programmer
IT
Database Administration

Course programme

Key syllabus elements

The Computer Science syllabus covers:

  • Programming – Data types, arithmetic operations, relational operations, boolean operations, constants and variables, string-handling operations, random-number generation, exception handling, subroutines, global variables, structured programming
  • Data structures – arrays, fields, files and records
  • Problem solving – Analysis, design, implementation, testing and evaluation
  • Theory of computation – Abstraction and automation, finite state machines
  • Fundamentals of algorithms – Problem-solving, writing algorithms, abstraction, decomposition, automation, finite state machines
  • Data representation – Number systems, number bases, binary number system, information coding systems, representing images, sound and other data, data compression and encryption
  • Computer systems – Hardware and software, operating systems, programming languages, program translators, logic gates, boolean algebra
  • Organisation and architecture – Internal hardware components, the stored programme concept, structure and role of the processor, external hardware devices
  • Consequences of computing – Individual, social, legal and cultural issues and opportunities
  • Communication and networking – Communication methods and basics, network topologies and wireless networking
  • Computing practical project using a systematic approach to problem solving
How is it assessed?

Key assessment elements

AS

1h30m On-screen exam testing programming and theoretical ability
50% of the overall AS grade

1h30m written exam covering knowledge of the overall course content.
50% of the overall AS grade

A Level

2h30m On-screen exam testing programming and theoretical ability
40% of the overall A Level grade

2h30m written exam covering knowledge of the overall course content.
40% of the overall A Level grade

Computing practical project
20% of the overall A Level grade


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