COMPUTER SCIENCE AT GTS
DREAM | BELIEVE | PROGRAM
Starting on a new course...
At Great Torrington School our students now have the choice to pick the brand new Computer Science from AQA. Students learn about the basics of computer software programming via hands-on training on a variety of software.
Our students also lift the lid on a typical home computer and look inside at what is needed to build a modern computer.
As part of their controlled assessmet work students have so far this year created several working apps for mobile smart phones, as well as investigating classic game styles and creating new games using school software.
CREATING THE PROGRAMMERS OF THE FUTURE
Why Choose Computer Science?
Computer technology continues to advance rapidly and the way that technology is consumed as also been changing at a fast pace over recent years. The growth in the use of mobile devices and web-related technologies has exploded, resulting in new challenges for employers and employees.
For example, businesses today require an ever-increasing number of technologically-aware individuals. This is even more so in the gaming, mobile and web related industries and this specification has been designed with this in mind.
The specification provides progression from key stage 3 studies by building on the knowledge and skills taught and will provide excellent progression to ‘A’ level Computer Science, vocational courses and on to degree level courses in the areas of computing, engineering and science. Whilst this specification is not specifically mapped to any particular industry standard IT qualifications it will provide a sound preparatory basis of study for them. In addition the course provides the knowledge, skills and understanding that a growing number of employers are demanding.