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06/06/20

Retweetd From Mariah Kennedy Cuomo

My grandfather Robert F. Kennedy’s speech “On The Mindless Menace of Violence” put to images of today. Share this video by with and take action at https://t.co/htM5PJ0mw0. https://t.co/hTDuaQVN7L

06/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? 'I am proud to be in the Drew House tutor group MEL' Jokubas

06/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? 'I am remarkable because I have been doing my homework regularly.' Mugaji

06/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? From Caiden https://t.co/8ohsMAaotw

06/06/20

Martin Luther King was assassinated because of his fight against hatred & against prejudice & discrimination in society. This inequality persists still. The data is clear. The experience of those around us speak to this. Prejudice remain. Hatred remains. https://t.co/WXcNZzdXP1 https://t.co/Vk9k9WpFCY

06/06/20

RFK’s speech is in full here: https://t.co/VJxpiP2pu6 & the text is here https://t.co/T4FGN11SwF https://t.co/iKbM2rkpxz

06/06/20

Earlier that year in April, Robert Kennedy gave a rousing & poignant speech, but one that attempts to inspire action. In it he argues that: “This is a time of shame and sorrow....” He was speaking about the murder of the black civil rights campaigner Dr Martin Luther King https://t.co/M7k0UdCpwa

06/06/20

Bobby Kennedy (RFK) was assassinated in June 1968. He was murdered after becoming the favourite for candidate for President of the USA. https://t.co/IZGl0Ni26o

06/06/20

Good morning everyone. Today we set aside most of Covid-19 planning to reflect on a speech by Bobby Kennedy. A series of tweets over the weekend will I hope inspire and give pause for reflection & action. PSHE & citizenship are maligned as subjects but schools teach them well.

04/06/20

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

How has it been at Harris Academy Tottenham as we slowly reopen our school gates to more and more children ? https://t.co/nM3x8CquTF

04/06/20

How has it been at Harris Academy Tottenham as we slowly reopen our school gates to more and more children ? https://t.co/nM3x8CquTF

04/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? 'I am remarkable because I finish tasks set by teachers on time and to the best of my ability.' Leo

04/06/20

Retweetd From Djamila Boothman 🌱

Channel and maintain that outrage ... let’s make sure that we keep the momentum going until our children return to the classrooms and after that. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon https://t.co/ZyawMTg1tr

04/06/20

I will have a look. That’s v odd. Will action now

04/06/20

HATO Challenge: What am I proud of? 'I am proud of making a really nice dinner for my family the other day , because they really liked it and I’m not usually a good cook so it made me proud of myself.' Adelina

04/06/20

Making the Leap () arranged for volunteers at BNP Paribas () to review student CVs and give feedback remotely – through this over 30 students (Year 10-13) have received tailored support from HR professionals on making their CV perfect. https://t.co/obJ3vppavF

04/06/20

Retweetd From HarrisTottenham

I’m scared but he has to come...school is what my son needs right now.” | reminder that academy is open to Year 1 and reception again next week. https://t.co/3RuMEYfeNn

04/06/20

Everywhere you go within the academy the pods are enclosed and protected and social distancing is maintained as shown here by Mr Hall and Mr Howells | https://t.co/qocRR0ncdE

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A-Level Computing

A Level Computing

Specification: AQA

Method of 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.

Course Overview:

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

Units Studied:

  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Software development
  • Theory of Computation
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  • Consequences of uses of computing        
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking
  • Fundamentals of databases
  • Big Data
  • Fundamentals of functional programming
  • Systematic approach to problem solving
  • Non – Exam assessment – the computing practical project

Entry Requirements:

Students require a minimum of 7 GCSE’s at grade 5 or above or equivalent, including English (Literature or Language), Science and Mathematics, with at least a grade 6 in Computing, ICT or any other related subject.  

Reading Materials / Resources:

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/computer-science-and-it/as-and-a-level/computer-science-7516-7517

Career Opportunities

University courses in Computing, Computation, Computer Science and Software Engineering. Careers in Computer Systems Research & Development, Computer Programming, Systems Analysis and Design, Computer Games Production, Software Engineering and Teaching.

For more information, please contact Mr Johnson at sixthform@harristottenham.org.uk

Please mark FAO and contact name in the subject of the email. 

 

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