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Upton-by-Chester High School

Computer Science (AQA)

With computing there is a clear distinction between this subject and ICT. The course promotes abstract thinking, general problem-solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, scientific and engineering-based thinking. The specification is designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of computers and possibly go on to use computing in a career. The course looks at both theory and practical exercises, with the opportunity to learn a programming language and demonstrate this in a practical task along with examined topics.

Entry requirements: GCSE grade 5 in computer science or demonstrate sufficient evidence of programming skills and grade 5 in mathematics