Grade 6 in Computing GCSE or Grade 6 in Maths and keen interest in programming and computing technologies.
Why Choose Computer Science?
What is Involved?
In Computer Science you will study a wide range of topics, divided into three main areas:
Computer Systems (assessed with a 2½ hour written examination paper accounting for 40% of the A-level course) covering areas such as:
- The characteristics of contemporary computer processors and system architectures
- Software and software development methods
- Exchanging data – Data compression, database concepts and transaction processing
- Data Types and data structures
- Boolean algebra – Logic gates and logic circuits
Algorithms and Programming (assessed with a 2½ hour written examination paper accounting for 40% of the A-level course) covering areas such as:
- Elements of computational thinking (decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition)
- Algorithm analysis and design to solve
- Introduction to programming (using Python)
- Advanced programming – Object Oriented Programming techniques
Practical Programming Project (accounting for 20% of the A-level course).
- Students are to solve a programming problem of their choice and are free to develop a solution in any language(s) they wish.
of A-level students achieved grades A*-B
of A-level students achieved grades A*-C
what we've been up to...
Optimistic October - Day 26: Put a new perspective on a problem you face. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/oyynFpE6Tv
Optimistic October - Day 25: You can't do everything. What are your top three priorities this week? #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Mj2emM94La
Optimistic October - Day 24: Write down four specific things that have gone well recently. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/94515ERF9s
Optimistic October - Day 23: Recognise that you have a choice about what to prioritise. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Znp9UHLEeL
Thanks to all of our #wkgscommunity students and staff for their fantastic efforts and achievements this half-term. Have a great break and a well-earned rest. We will return on Monday 1st November which is a Week 🅱️ #wkgscommunity https://t.co/MpUd1AEP9j
Optimistic October - Day 22: Share a hopeful quote, video or picture with a friend or colleague. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/yKKX0PfB4s
Huge thank you to all of our #wkgscommunity who have contributed to the Charles Thompson's Mission Christmas Food Hamper Appeal, especially those who helped sort and pack the donations. For more information about @ctmbirkenhead or to donate, please visit: charlesthompsonsmission.org.uk https://t.co/VxBHjBYWxM
Optimistic October - Day 21: Let go of the expectations of others and focus on what matters to you. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/h9qPwjBWlK
Christmas Food Hamper Appeal for the Charles Thompson Mission
Our incredibly generous WKGS Community have donated food collected during our Harvest Festival week to the Charles Thompson's Mission Christmas Food Hamper Appeal. Thank you to everyone who contributed and especially to those who helped sort and pack the donations.
Optimistic October - Day 20: Find joy in tackling a task you have been putting off for some time. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/f2E8q9htzF
House Pumpkin Competition
Well done to all our students who spent so much time and effort making some fabulous creations for our House Pumpkin Competition!
Optimistic October - Day 19: Identify one of your positive qualities that will be helpful to you in the future. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Q3o3fLI5aZ
Optimistic October - Day 18: Set hopeful but realistic goals for the week ahead. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/PV4vdBkLRW
Year 11 GCSE Geography Fieldwork trip to Cumbria, County Durham
As part of their GCSE Geography course Year 11 Geographers enjoyed their fieldtrip to the Lake District, Cumbria looking at flood prevention techniques in Cockermouth and also woodland ecosystems. They then moved on to the Pennines into County Durham to follow the course of the River Tees from source to the sea. Followed by a wonderful set of opportunities to study the coastal landscape of the fast-eroding Holderness coast in Yorkshire, visiting Hornsea and Flamborough Head.
A level Fashion & Textiles Study Day in London
Our A level textiles students had the exciting opportunity of a trip to London to visit the world-renowned Fashion Rooms at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the newly built, highly innovative Design Museum. They particularly enjoyed the Sneakers Unboxed exhibition at the Design Museum!