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Computer Science is about creating solutions. Computing skills are of great value in business and industry, as they allow the creation of new apps, systems and solutions that drive our technological society. As society becomes more controlled by computers, we study the tools and techniques used to create the websites, apps and programs that will be used to run the world.
Computing is also becoming more important throughout society. Modelling and simulation are heavily used in environmental science and engineering, or wherever there is the need to test ideas in a safe simulated environment. In the sciences, there is much potential for those who can bridge the gap between Computing and the core sciences, such as in the field of biological computing, the modelling of new pharmaceuticals or analysing data obtained when exploring space.
Above all, Computer Science teaches you ways to work logically and methodically, allowing you to think through the problems you will encounter throughout life.
Opportunities for the production of evidence for the Key Skills of Communication, Application of Number, Improving Own Performance and Problem Solving at level 3 exist in all units.
Non-exam assessment – the computing practical project