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24/07/20

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The Executive Headteacher of & Nick Soar joined me for a natter on the educational year just gone and how September might look in schools. https://t.co/AZI0KV018F

24/07/20

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From Monday the Youth Engagement Summer programme starts. We look forward to continued collaboration with and their Trading Places roleplay workshop, and who mentor and support young people through sport.

22/07/20

Struggling with keeping the kids busy this summer, check out things happening around LOTS OF FREE FUN!!! https://t.co/Fj2MT6gQqI

21/07/20

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Wearing a face covering is one of the best ways you can keep others safe, but you must do it the right way. Here’s how: https://t.co/zUjPU9SFvl

20/07/20

PARENTS....Want help in getting back in to work? You can access the free tech learning resources by clicking on this special link, which was created for the Harris Federation: https://t.co/oibyPcfpwb

18/07/20

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13/07/20

No matter how mild your symptoms may be, if you experience: ▪️ loss/change in sense of smell ▪️ loss/change in sense of taste ▪️ high temperature ▪️ new, continuous cough You MUST book a test.

13/07/20

Do you have a new cough? https://t.co/qrZ1kjAkx9

13/07/20

Final student HATO Challenge of the term! Express yourself and tell us what Unity means to you. All entries sent to your tutor by 17th July. https://t.co/NyDyXcWWtV

12/07/20

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11/07/20

Check out some of our students’ Art work at this virtual exhibition, Music Relief DIY 360 - Road to Success. Starting at 1pm - https://t.co/Gv1PYhallN https://t.co/HThXJCEXFY

11/07/20

Exciting opportunity for students aged between 8-16 years who are interested in film making. Workshops over the summer, see below. https://t.co/UYTzEOwsij

11/07/20

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11/07/20

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09/07/20

Retweetd From Louise Tickle 🕷

I spent June working on this longread, hearing devastating accounts of what lockdown meant for children at risk, as the systems meant to protect them either ceased functioning, or were thrown into chaos. Huge thanks to the many contributors. https://t.co/USu9ov2U0y

09/07/20

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09/07/20

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09/07/20

Today some of our staff are learning paediatric first aid with Great teaching with all necessary social distancing measures in place! https://t.co/sp48s6CcfZ

08/07/20

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An absolute pleasure to talk to a group of Year 10s today about working out what’s real and what’s fake in news and information. Thanks for having us ! https://t.co/9aXYpWL7Op

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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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