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Joseph Leckie Academy

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Computer Science

Entry Requirements

'Minimum of 5, 9 -5 Grades at GCSE or equivalent with English and maths. Grade 6 or equivalent in your chosen study subject is preferred.

Course Description

Throughout the course pupils will study the following concepts:

  • Fundamentals of programming. 
  • Fundamentals of data structures.
  • Systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Theory of computation
  • Fundamentals of data representation.
  • Fundamentals of computer systems.
  • Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture.
  • Consequences of uses of programming.
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking. 


An on-screen assessment (90 mins) and written exam (90 mins) will complete the Year 12 element of study, whilst an on-screen assessment (150 mins), written exam (150 mins) and non-exam based assessment will supplement study in Year 13.

Career Opportunities

  • Database Administrator.
  • Games Developer. 
  • Information Systems Manager. 
  • IT Consultant.
  • Multimedia Programmer.
  • Network Engineer.
  • Systems Analyst.
  • Systems Developer. 

Course Details

For more information contact Mr A Gilbert, Head of ICT I Computer Science.