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Computer Science Standard Level Group 4

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

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Computer Science requires an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computational thinking as well as knowledge of how computers and other digital devices operate. The course is engaging, accessible, inspiring and rigorous. Drawing on a wide spectrum of knowledge it enables and empowers innovation, exploration and the acquisition of further knowledge. Computer Science interacts with and influences cultures, society and how individuals and societies behave; raising ethical issues. To study Computer Science you need confidence in mathematics, to enjoy problem solving and be curious about how technology works.  

What do students say? “It's logical, interesting, and an area that is expanding in the technological age. One of the few courses that you can actually get employed from with relative ease and has a wide range of jobs to choose from within the field” Holly 


Details

There are four core topics: system fundamentals, computer organisation, networks and computational thinking, problem-solving and programming.

The higher level extension incudes some practical elements and covers abstract data structures, resource management and control. There is also an annually issued case study. The major practical work undertaken is a solution that students develop to demonstrate the application of skills using object-oriented programming.

Students get the opportunity to undertake work experience directly related to computer science at various companies from specialist software developers to software engineering departments of global organisations.

This subject will enable access to further study and careers in the high demand business sectors of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Computer Games, Films, Finance; virtually all areas of business and society. 

How will it be delivered?

Standard Level

Development of a computational solution (30%)

Paper 1: short answer and structured answer questions (45%)

Paper 2: questions relating to Object Orientated Programming (25%)

Higher Level

Development of a computational solution (20%)

Paper 1: short answer and structured answer questions (40%)

Paper 2: questions relating to Object Orientated Programming (20%)

Case study: Annually issued (20%)


Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Standard Level requirement is 6, Higher Level requirement is 7 in Mathematics or Computer Science. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole.

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Many students go on to study Computer Science at university including Cambridge, Warwick, Birmingham and Bath.

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