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15/11/18

Come & meet current students & teachers at our TONIGHT ! Find out what & we offer 4.30pm to 7.00pm -East Dulwich Homestall Campus (SE22 0NR) -East Dulwich Rye Campus (SE22 0AT) https://t.co/VmfGNYEYen

15/11/18

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Join us for our Sixth Form Open Evening - 22 November 2018 https://t.co/CkQeSjlKf3

14/11/18

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm Come & meet current students & teachers Find out what & we offer -East Dulwich Homestall Campus (SE22 0NR) -East Dulwich Rye Campus (SE22 0AT) https://t.co/OiMisp7Chj

14/11/18

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Open Evenings are on at the East Dulwich Homestall Campus, Homestall Road, SE22 0NR, Thursday 15th November 4.30pm to 7.00pm; and East Dulwich Rye Campus, Friern Road, East Dulwich, SE22 0AT, Thursday 15th November 4.30pm to 7.00pm. https://t.co/SMaypQQ7kO

14/11/18

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm Come & meet current students & teachers Find out what & we offer -East Dulwich Homestall Campus (SE22 0NR) -East Dulwich Rye Campus (SE22 0AT) https://t.co/IMdCZXUbYy

13/11/18

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Our sixth formers were in recently on a trip for students studying creative A-Levels. "Paris was filled with inspiration for me,” said Ria. Students visited the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Palais de Tokyo, Eiffel Tower and lots more. Full story https://t.co/E8ziiDrYqi https://t.co/2urVaBoWjM

13/11/18

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Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening, 15th November, 2018, 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Find out more about our courses and excellent facilities. We look forward to welcoming you

13/11/18

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm - Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Homestall Campus) - Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Rye Campus) More details on our website. https://t.co/usa0BPsxo0

08/11/18

TONIGHT - We are so excited to welcome prospective students @ our . Details Below: Harris Academy Merton Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 1BP - Thursday 8th November '18 - 5.00pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/vKG74CzXw1

08/11/18

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Homestall Campus) Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Rye Campus) Friern Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 0AT https://t.co/ydVm9ANohn

07/11/18

THURSDAY 8th November 2018 - 5.00pm to 7.30pm - Harris Academy Merton Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 1BP

07/11/18

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Homestall Campus) Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Rye Campus) Friern Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 0AT https://t.co/YKd2y6sSfL

06/11/18

THIS THURSDAY 8th Nov18 5.00pm to 7.30pm Harris Academy Merton Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 1BP

06/11/18

Thursday 15th Nov 4.30pm to 7.00pm Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Homestall Campus) Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Rye Campus) Friern Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 0AT

31/10/18

"Open Evening" - Thursday 8th November 18 5.00pm to 7.30pm Harris Academy Merton Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 1BP

31/10/18

"Open Evening" - Thursday 15th November 18 @ 4.30pm to 7.00pm Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich (Homestall Campus) Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich (Rye Campus) Friern Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 0AT

31/10/18

Retweeted From Weekender

Open Evenings are on at the East Dulwich Homestall Campus, Homestall Road, SE22 0NR, Thursday 15th November 4.30pm to 7.00pm; and East Dulwich Rye Campus, Friern Road, East Dulwich, SE22 0AT, Thursday 15th November 4.30pm to 7.00pm. https://t.co/dZwH9O7KQf

18/10/18

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING Harris Academy Purley Kendra Hall Road, Surrey CR4 1BP Thursday 18 October 2018 5.00pm to 8.00pm https://t.co/iZGyLGKnkG

16/10/18

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Maberley Road, London SE19 2JH Tuesday 16 October 2018 5.00pm to 7.30pm https://t.co/cVWO4tReqi

11/10/18

SIXTH FORM OPEN EVENING Harris Academy Falconwood, The Green, Welling, Kent Thursday 11 October 18 6.00pm to 8.00pm https://t.co/px3aOiu9EN

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Computer Science - A Level

Exam Board: AQA

Computers and technology are an integral part of our lives, shaping virtually everything from the objects around us to the ways in which we communicate, travel, work, and play. Learning core skills in problem solving and logical thinking, Computer Science has broad applications, providing opportunities to study a wide range of courses, opening all sort of career routes in science, medicine, business, engineering and computing.

 

Computer Scientists are shaping the future, with new architectures and techniques revolutionising how we interact with technology and how technology impacts our lives. At the forefront of one of the most dynamic, fast moving and innovative sectors in the world, learn skills that could enable you to enact positive change. Computer Science is a highly regarded subject, with increasing demand for talented graduates to undertake careers in Computer Science.

 

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.

 

Over this course, you will learn how to programme, including software development and problem solving skills, and study key theoretical concepts such as data representation, networks, computer architecture and the theory of computation. These provide an excellent foundation on which to study Computer Science and many other courses at university.

 

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

Course Content

  1. Fundamentals of programming
  2. Fundamentals of data structures
  3. Software development
  4. Theory of Computation
  5. Fundamentals of data representation
  6. Fundamentals of computer systems
  7. Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  8. Consequences of uses of computing        
  9. Fundamentals of communication and networking
  10. Fundamentals of databases
  11. Big Data
  12. Fundamentals of functional programming
  13. Systematic approach to problem solving
  14. Non – Exam assessment – the computing practical project

Assessment

  • On-screen exam : 2 hours 30 minutes - 40% of A Level
  • Written exam : 2 hours 30 minutes - 40% of A Level
  • Non-exam assessment - 20% of A Level

     

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

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.

 

This On-screen examination will test student’s theoretical knowledge from topics 1-4, with a programming component. 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

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.

 

This Written exam will test student’s theoretical knowledge from topics 5-13. It comprises short and extended-answer questions.  All questions are compulsory.  It is externally marked.

 

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.

 

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

For students with GCSE Computer Science you must have a Grade 6 or above in Computer Science and a 6 or above in Maths.

For non-Computer Science students you must have a Grade 7 or above in Maths.

A passion for Computer Programming and problem solving is essential.