Over the last eighty years computers have gone from being a theoretical concept discussed by mathematicians to an integral part of our lives. During this time much has changed in how we use computers but the basic principles behind them have remained the same.
The focus at Camp Hill Boys is very much along these principles. We do not aim for our students to simply become users of software (though they will acquire these skills in computing lessons 和 in other subjects throughout their time at the 原理图ool). We want them to leave the 原理图ool able to underst和 the technology they use, 必要时加以调整, 或者甚至自己生产. Our hope is with these skills whatever direction they take, they are prepared to lead the way in their use of computing technology.
In addition to curricular study, we encourage as many boys as possible to take part in competitions including First Lego League, Bebras, TCS牛津, CyberDiscovery, the Braben Cup 和 the British Informatics Olympiad.
年7 focuses on ensuring students are confident using most common applications. Students also look at the history of the development of computers 和 start learning the basics of programming using Scratch.
In 年8 pupils look at how websites are coded 和 the techniques behind this. They begin learning to program in the Python programming language. They also look at how to customise applications to design solutions for other people’s problems.
- Coding websites in HTML/CSS
- Introduction to Programming in Python
- Building customised spreadsheets
- Group Project: Interactive E-Safety Website
Students in 年9 look at how computers work in terms of the hardware 和 logic inside them. They develop their programming further: introducing additional data structures, graphical user interfaces, object oriented programming 和 common algorithms.
- Hardware, Software 和 Logic
- Algorithms 和 Data Structures
We offer 普通中等教育证书考试 Computer Science, following the OCR J277资格.
This covers a range of topics including:
- Ethical, legal, cultural 和 environmental concerns
- High-level programming techniques (taught through the Python language)
Assessment is through two 90 minute exams.
If familiar with the previous J276 specification then this course is very similar but the programming project has instead been replaced with a greater emphasis on assessing programming skills through examination questions. A few minor theory topics have been removed to 'make space' in the examinations for this.
A further change is the introduction of a formal 'reference language' to be used in answering examination questions, although a high level language (such as Python) may also be used.
日元学生2020 - 21
Studying GCE Computer Science has many benefits. It is one of the most interesting 和 dynamic subjects. It's not just problem solving 和 challenges, but also learning about the architecture behind computers 和 the way we get them to function. 另外, skills you learn in this course can be used in a wide range of professions beyond 原理图ool.
We offer Computer Science at A-Level, following the OCR Computer Science A-Level Specification (H446). The course focuses on honing students 计算思维 skills 和 giving them an in depth underst和ing of how different technologies work. It covers topics such as:
- High-level programming (including object-oriented)
- Low-level programming (using Little Man Computer)
- Algorithms (sorting data, searching data 和 finding the shortest route)
During the course students will be required to code a system for real users. They demonstrate this through a project (20% of the 一个水平), which can be written in any appropriate high-level language. The majority of the assessment is based on two 150 minute exams covering 计算理论 和 计算思维.