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Computer Science

The ICT and Computing Department offers Computer Science at Standard and Higher Level. Students will gain valuable programming skills and an in depth knowledge of how a Computers Hardware and Software operate.

The course will serve as excellent preparation for any student who wishes to study Computer Science, Mathematics, Business Computing or Engineering/Science at University.

It is not necessary to have studied computer Science at GCSE though an interest in computers and computer programming is required. Prospective Higher Level students should be competent in Mathematics.

The core programme has four topics; these are studied by all Standard and Higher Level students. Higher Level students study three additional topics which extend their breadth and depth of knowledge in Computer Science.

Standard Level/Higher Level core

The topics that must be studied, including some practical work, are:

  • Topic 1: System fundamentals
  • Topic 2: Computer organization
  • Topic 3: Networks
  • Topic 4: Computational thinking, problem-solving and programming

Higher Level Only

The topics that must be studied, including some practical work, are:

  • Topic 5: Abstract data structures
  • Topic 6: Resource management
  • Topic 7: Control

Any students who are interested should see Mr Proddaturi for further information