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04/12/17

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23/11/17

Don't miss the last Sixth Form open evenings of the year. Tonight open eveings are taking place , and Morden. We will be welcoming guest from 5.00 pm.

21/11/17

Find out more about life in Sixth Form at the Harris Academy Morden Open Evening on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 5.00 - 7.00 pm.

21/11/17

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21/11/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 23 November 2017 from 5.00 - 7.30 pm. Don't miss it.

20/11/17

Busy week for Sixth Form Open Evenings: Beckenham BR3 3SJ, Bromley BR3 1QR and Morden SM4 6DU all have their open evenings on Thursday 23 November 2017 doors open at 5.00pm.

16/11/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening today at East Dulwich Homestall, SE22 0NR and East Dulwich Rye, SE22 0AT from 4.30 to 7.00 pm we look forward to seeing you there.

14/11/17

Don't miss East Dulwich Rye's Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 16 November 2017. Doors open at 4.30 pm.

14/11/17

East Dulwich Homestall invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening taking place on Thursday 16 November 2017 between 4.30 - 7.00 pm.

09/11/17

Pick up a prospectus and application at the Sixth Form Open Evening today. Doors open at 5.00 pm.

07/11/17

Don't miss the Harris Sixth Form Open Evening at Harris Merton this Thursday from 5.00 to 7.30 pm.

31/10/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 9 November 2017 from 5.00 - 7.30 pm. Come and see what Merton has to offer!

30/10/17

Harris Merton invite you to their open evening: Thursday 9 November 2017. Doors open at 5.00 pm. Don't miss it!

19/10/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening at Harris Purley takes place tonight 5.00-7.00 pm. Come and find out more and pick up a prospectus!

17/10/17

Harris South Norwood invite you to their Sixth Form Open Evening: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, at the Upper Campus SE19 3UG

17/10/17

Harris Sixth Form Open Evening at Harris Crystal Palace tonight. Doors open at 5.00 pm.

16/10/17

Harris Crystal Palace Open Evening Tuesday 17 October 2017 from 5.00 - 7.300 pm. Don't miss it!

03/10/17

Save the Date Harris Falconwood Open Evening, Thurs 12 Oct 6.00-8.00pm. Pick-up a prospectus and find out more about life at Falconwood! https://t.co/zfE932SzQg

18/08/17

Congratulations to all Harris Sixth Form students on their successful examination results. You are amazing. Good luck for the future.

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Computer Science - A Level

Exam Board: AQA

This course is designed to help students who wish to go on to Higher Education courses or employment where problem solving and a logical approach will be a valuable asset.

Amongst many benefits, the course is designed to encourage students to:

  • Work co-operatively to solve problems
  • Develop personal learning and thinking skills
  • Provide quality computer program solutions
  • Develop an awareness of developments in technology
  • Understand how computers work at a low level

A Level Coures Content

Paper 1

The first unit tests the student's ability to program, as well as their theoretical knowledge of Computer Science from fundamentals of programming, data structures, algorithms and the theory of computation.

 

Paper 2

The second unit tests the student’s ability to answer questions on the fundamentals of data representation, computer systems, computer organisation and architecture, communication and networking, databases, consequences of using computers, functional programming, “big data”, and a systematic approach to problem solving.

Assessment

Non-Exam Assessment

 

A Level students are assessed on their ability to use the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course to solve a practical problem following a systematic approach to problem solving.

 

Assessment

 

Students sit examinations in their A Level courses at the end of Year 13. All students will take internal end of year examinations at the end of year 12 to determine suitability to continue with the subject in Year 13. Students who do not meet the required pass grade in the Year 12 end of year examinations will not be permitted to progress into Year 13.

 

Paper 1 is a computer based examination lasting 2 hours 30 minutes and is worth 40% of the total A Level mark. There are a number of short answer questions followed by coding problems based on pre-release material made available in September of Year 13.  All questions are compulsory.  It is externally marked.

 

Paper 2 is a written examination lasting 2 hours 30 minutes and is worth 40% of the total A Level mark.  It comprises short and extended-answer questions.  All questions are compulsory.  It is externally marked.

 

For the non-exam assessment, candidates must produce a practical project.  The report will be internally marked and externally moderated.  It is worth 20% of the total A Level mark.

Entry Requirements

Students require a grade 6 or above in Maths GCSE and Physics/Science GCSE and a grade 5 in English Language GCSE.  Students also require a grade 6 in Computer Science GCSE. A passion for Computer Programming and problem solving is essential.

Career Progression

A Level Computer Science gives access to Higher Education/degree courses in Computer Science, Software Engineering and related subjects as well as being recognised as an excellent starting point for a career in many areas of Computing, Science and Business.