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Computer Science


Computer science is a highly sought after subject in most STEM industries and the skills and knowledge gained during the study of this course are widely applicable. The course is aimed at students who are logical and good problem solvers, building on these skills to develop programming skills and a wide theory base. Students will learn how computers work and consider their impact on modern life. These skills can then lead to thousands of opportunities in higher education or in the business world.

Year 1
9 units covering programming and a broad range of computer science topics in preparation for 2 exams.
Year 2
A further 5 units which will be studied in preparation for exams. There will also be problem-solving based projects.

What could you be?
Teacher; Programmer; Game Developer; Web Developer; Application Developer; Technician; IT Analyst; IT Consultant; Researcher; Programming Language Specialist; Independent Developer (Indie); the options are endless!
Where could you go?
University of Plymouth; University of Manchester; Bristol University; Exeter University; Cambridge University; Apprenticeships around the country and into independent development (Indie).
Studying: Computer Science; Computing; Game Development; Computer Security; Computer Networking; Robotics; Artificial Intelligence; Cyber Security/Crime; Teaching and many more opportunities. Strong programmers could also consider a wide range of IT and Computing based apprenticeships.
Recent student destinations:
Plymouth University; University of Manchester; Cambridge University.

Entry Recommendations:
Grade 5 or above in English and Grade 6 or above in Maths.
Assessment:
Year 1:
- 1 Written Exam
- 1 Practical Exam
Year 2:
- 1 Written Exam
- 1 Practical Exam
Coursework - Programming Project

Pat Green
greenp@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk
Zacharia Gasnola
gasnolaz@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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