Cambridge International Advanced Level is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world. For over 50 years, A Levels have been accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities and institutes of higher education. A Levels are also important to employers who frequently demand A Levels as a condition of job entry.
Subjects are graded A* through to E. Grade A* is awarded for the highest level of achievement, grade E for the lowest.
International A Level and AS Level have widespread international recognition as educational qualifications. This recognition is because:
Computer science is the study of the foundational principles and practices of computation and computational thinking and their application in the design and development of computer systems. This syllabus aims to encourage the development of computational thinking, that is thinking about what can be computed and how by the use of abstraction and decomposition.
This syllabus provides 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; It also provides the necessary skills and knowledge to seek employment in areas that use computer science; Students’ knowledge and understanding of computer science can be developed 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.
Candidates may choose to:
|Paper 1 Theory Fundamentals||Written||1 hr 30 mins||75||25%|
|Paper 2 Fundamental Problem-solving & Programming Skills||Written||2 hrs||75||25%|
In addition to Papers 1 and 2.
|Paper 3 Advanced Theory||Written||1 hr 30 mins||75||25%|
|Paper 4 Practical||Practical||2 hrs 30 mins||75||25%|
All 4 papers will take place at FUTUREKIDS Computer Learning Center, by means of a CAIE-set assessments, under controlled examination conditions. Paper 1, 2 and 3 are written papers. Candidates answer all questions. Paper 4 is a practical paper. Candidates answer all questions on a computer without internet or email facility.
Examinations are held in June and November each year with results issued in August and January respectively.
The curriculum content is set out in twenty two interrelated sections. These sections should be read as an integrated whole and not as a progression. The sections are as follows:
For more detail, please visit the following link: CAIE AL - Computer Science (9618)
|Module||Section(s) Covered||Study Hours|
|Module 1: Programming Basics||9, 10, 11||24 (12 Lessons)|
|Module 2: Algorithm Design & Problem-solvings||11, 12||24 (12 Lessons)|
|Module 3: Computer Systems & Organisation||1, 3, 4, 5||20 (10 Lessons)|
|Module 4: Databases & Communication Technologies||2, 6, 7, 8||28 (14 Lessons)|
|A2 Level (A-Level)|
|Module 5: Advanced Problem Solving Methods||13, 18, 19||32 (16 Lessons)|
|Module 6: Programming Paradigms||19, 20||20 (10 Lessons)|
|Module 7: Communication Technologies & Security||13, 14, 17||20 (10 Lessons)|
|Module 8: System Software & Artificial Intelligence||15, 16, 18||24 (12 Lessons)|
Java or Python will be used when teaching programming concepts.
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