KS5 Computer Science (Calderdale 6)

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Computer Science

This course is offered as part of the Calderdale 6 collaboration, with this course being offered by The Crossley Heath School.

Description of Course

Computer Science develops your ability to solve problems and to think logically. We follow the OCR specification (Course Code: H046 & H446). The course has two elements in year 12: 

  • The Theory of Computing - how computers work and how we communicate using computers
  • Problem Solving and Algorithm Design. Techniques to solve problems will be taught together with developing your programming skills.

During Year 13, the course will look further into computing theory. In Year 13, you have the chance to work on a project of your choice. Previous examples include designing computer games, content management systems or booking systems.

Methods of Study

Lessons are classroom based, with time equally split between theory and practical lessons.


In Year  13, there are two examinations (40% each) and the programming project (20%) to complete.

Career Applications

Further career possibilities would incude any IT related job, such as a developer, database administrator, games designer, web designer or system administrator.

Entry Requirements

A grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics or a grade 6 in GCSE Computer Science.

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Halifax, HX3 8TL

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