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Rivington & Blackrod High School

Computer Science

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COURSE OUTLINE

An exciting, practical focus on real-life programming, developing skills relevant to the future

You will take part in an engaging qualification that equips you with the knowledge and practical skills to thrive in the fast-changing world of computer science. 

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms, and data representation. This requires you to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving such problems, including designing, writing and debugging programs in a programming language.

Beyond the coding, you will think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically.

You will explore and develop your understanding of the components that make up digital systems, and how they communicate with one another and with other systems. Linked to all aspects of new technologies you will develop your understanding of the impacts of digital technology to the individual and to wider society.

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