Computer Science

Why Study the Subject?

Like it or not you’re living in the digital age. Computer programmes have all but infiltrated every aspect of our lives. Computer scientists theorise, design, develop, and apply the software and hardware for the programmes we use day in day out. Every industry uses computers so naturally computer scientists can work in any. Problems in science, engineering, health care, and so many other areas can be solved by computers. It’s up to the computer scientist to figure out how and then design the software to apply the solution.

Course Content

Computer Systems (01):
● The characteristics of contemporary processors input, output and storage devices
● Software and software development
● Exchanging data n Data types, data structures and algorithms
● Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues

Algorithms and Programming (02):
● Elements of computational thinking
● Problem solving and programming
● Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms

Programming Project (03):
The learner will choose a computing problem to work through according to the guidance in the specification.
● Analysis of the problem
● Design of the solution
● Developing the solution
● Evaluation

Careers/Higher Education Pathways:
Many students go on to University, successfully taking Computer Science as a degree. From games developer to manager of IT and communications services, you’ll have a range of opportunities open to you as a computer science graduate.

Computer Science is also very useful for courses in the area of Engineering, Business Management, Maths and Science. Many local companies are now offering Higher Level Apprenticeships in IT / Computing and these are an increasingly attractive option for many students.