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20/01/20

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Hello from the science team at Harris Academy Tottenham.🧪 https://t.co/t3XFy1zs2Z

20/01/20

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If you want to our team will be at on Tuesday 28th January 5pm - 7pm! We can answer your questions about our course, funding, eligibility, placements anything else you need to know! Book tickets here: https://t.co/UU3tMXmSZh

16/01/20

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25 Harris Westminster students have Oxford offers this year (a school record). Cambridge still trickling in but also looking good. https://t.co/ROZixY1Jqy

15/01/20

Great opportunities in creativity at school in Haringey https://t.co/NEYyV5veC8

15/01/20

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Huge thanks to the inspiring who ran songwriting workshops for lucky music students last week and talked about his experiences in the music industry. https://t.co/DtiAe4HZr8

14/01/20

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What an amazing trip! Learning on board HQS Wellington with our year 12 & 13's. The learning opportunities were built to challenge our student's understanding placing them in a 'real world' situation in which they applied their knowledge. https://t.co/nqpXisChYy

20/12/19

Festive cheer from us all at Harris Academy Tottenham! https://t.co/CTOgNTjI0y

20/12/19

Happy holidays everyone! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our fabulous pupils, parents, teachers and staff for their enormously hard work this year. Don’t forget we finish at 1pm today and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 6th January 2020!

18/12/19

Wicked to Oz set from last night's performance. Last performance is tonight at 6pm in the theatre! There are still tickets available in reception. https://t.co/a0SyApNjx7

16/12/19

Wicked to Oz is this week! Don't forget to get your tickets from reception. 6pm start on Tuesday and Wednesday in the theatre. https://t.co/YfQNiAflO0

14/12/19

Our senior leadership team serving our Festive Lunch https://t.co/Im15X7kNrZ

12/12/19

Wonderful to see our sister academy put on such a wonderful range of musical pieces off their Winter Showcase | always an https://t.co/7e1pb7RdOB

11/12/19

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Too big for your boots? ... uplifting & inspired in these dark days to see return to his first school in to extol the virtues | hard work - reading - scholarship | https://t.co/SFP19DCv68

11/12/19

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A few weeks ago we brought artist to secondary school to run sessions in different styles of portraiture to their art students. Here she is in action! https://t.co/1XafCiL6Hh

10/12/19

Still struck here by the beautiful skill of one of our Year 9 students Alice https://t.co/hNNfFEVrkQ

10/12/19

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Hear more about Khadija’s inspirational journey to . With thanks to her teachers and Harris Experience https://t.co/O4TgvKPc1k

10/12/19

Year 9 artists practising their draughtsmanship skills today in a 6 hour sustained stint. Wonderful replica of photograph here https://t.co/AOpfhdSOAz

10/12/19

10/12/19

Year 10 in full flow preparing for the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge 2019-20 https://t.co/HwF1ThiofX

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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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