Computer Science KS5 | Rainhill High School

Computer Science KS5

Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism.

Students will be taught:

  • An understanding and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including: abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • The ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including writing programs to do so
  • The capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and Critically
  • The capacity to see relationships between different aspects of computer science
  • Mathematical skills.

Websites

Website AddressDescription of what is offeredPassword
https://student.craigndave.org/a-level-videosVideos for each of the bullet points in the specification, suitable for revision and flipped learning
https://isaaccomputerscience.org/Independent learning and revision of computer science for A Level
https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com/computer-science-revision/a-level-ocr/Independent learning and revision of computer science for A Level

Career Opportunities

The transferable skills that are developed in the study of digital media will allow access to a range of career opportunities. However, typical career paths include:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Computer Games Developer
  • Computer Service and Repair Technician
  • Computer Games Tester
  • Network Manager
  • Cyber Security

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