GCSE Maths at grade 6, in addition to the general entry criteria
You will be assessed by two exams (each weighted 40% of your final mark) and a non-examined assessment (a coding project weighted at 20%). Paper 1 is an on-screen exam focusing on practical programming and code theory such as data structures (arrays, stacks, queues, dictionaries), algorithms (tree traversal, sorting and searching) and computational theory (regular expressions, finite state machines, Turing machines).
Paper 2 is a written exam covering general computer science theory, such as binary, decimal and hexadecimal number systems, encryption, Boolean algebra, logic gates, computer systems, computer architecture, moral/ethical issues, communication and networking, databases and ‘big data’.
The Non-Examined Assessment is an independent software development project where you will analyse, design, implement, test and review a system that you have agreed to build for a client
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