AS LEVEL COMPUTER SCIENCE 9608

 Why choose AS Computer Science? 


AS Level Computer Science is accepted by universities and employers as proof of essential knowledge and ability. This syllabus is designed to give greater flexibility both to teachers and to learners. It is envisaged that learners will use the skills and knowledge of computer science acquired through this course in one of three ways: 
  • to provide a general understanding and perspective of the development of computer technology and systems, which will inform their decisions and support their participation in an increasingly technologically dependent society 
  • to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to seek employment in areas that use computer science 
  • to develop their knowledge and understanding of computer science through entry to higher education, where this qualification will provide a useful foundation for further study of computer science or more specialist aspects of computer science

Assessment

Paper 1 Theory Fundamentals: This written paper contains short-answer and structured questions. There is no choice of questions.

  • 75 marks
  • Externally assessed
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 50%

Paper 2 Fundamental Problem-solving and Programming Skills: This written paper contains short-answer and structured questions. There is no choice of questions. Topics will include those given in the pre-release material.

  • 75 marks
  • Externally assessed
  • 2 hours
  • 50%

Teacher: Markus Kruger