Examination board specification: AQA
What’s in the course?
This subject builds knowledge and skill both academically and practically in a way that is commensurate with GCE advanced level studies. A range of topics such as fundamentals of programming, computer organisation and architecture, theory of computation, communication and networking, databases and problem solving are covered in depth.
It is assessed 40% by on screen practical exam, 40% traditional exam and 20% is through non exam project work.
I have been accepted into University, and I am now on my way to being a Games Programmer. I will miss those computing lessons with all of us solving problems, I really enjoyed the lessons
I am studying cyber security at University, and I don’t think it would be a realistic option without the experience I’ve gained in Computing.
In most subjects you don’t normally get to practice for real what you learn in class, being able to code at a high level means you do and I found this very exciting and powerful.
Where it leads and what current Post 16 students say about it?
In an increasingly digital world an increasing majority of organisations and business rely more and more on staff with computing skills. It is not surprising therefore that Computing can open doors in a way that that many other subjects do not.
Having studied computing can lead towards specialism at University and, increasingly, apprentice placement in a whole range of areas such as Science, Maths, Engineering, Education and Business.