hello i’m aziz taroftar and i’d like to welcome you. to our computer science department as head of computer science. i’ve seen the department go from strength to strength since its inception several years ago.
in fact we were one of the first schools in the uk. to introduce computer science before it became compulsory. we’re an established computer science department recognized for delivering outstanding. computer science teaching we’ve been consistently judged to be performing at the highest level according to top performance measures including arts
our students consistently achieve outstanding. a-level computer science grades and our students have gone on to study computer science at world-renowned institutions. including cambridge university oxford university.
as well as the dyson foundation we are a team of experienced teachers qualified in computer science and we’re fully committed to helping our students.
reach their full potential we enable our students. to gain valuable computing and computational thinking skills in order for them to make a valuable contribution.
to the technological world that we live in. as part of the computer science a-level we create our own program so for mine i’ve created optical music recognition software.
which essentially transfers a handwritten music score. into a digital format that can be published and shared. it does it by using machine learning and it uses computer vision and machine learning to identify the notes on the page and then.
transfer it into the digital format at university i want to study computer science and my aim is to go to cambridge university.
and in terms of a future career plan i’d love to go into machine learning as i find it really interesting so hopefully i get the opportunity opportunity to do this in the future for my nea i mean like a collaborative flashcard software where many users could um.
create flashcards and sync them between decks and their devices. um most of the complexity of mine came from like the. low-level programming i did to set up a client server network.
i’m also applying to the university of cambridge for computer science but i’m not exactly sure what i want to study in the future but.
something in the field of computer science for my project i’m looking at artificial intelligence i’m making a software. that will allow the user to create neural networks which they can use to do lots of interesting things such as character recognition.
in the future i hope to study um computer science at cambridge university i’m really interested in looking at computer vision because this leads onto lots of topics i find interesting such as autonomous cars.
now let’s take a look at the aqa computer science course we teach at raf allen school.
you will study the course over a two year period at the end of which you will take two exams and complete a practical project.
it will cover key concepts and some computing.
mathematics this course helps you to develop your programming skills this aqaa level course will give you progression. from gcse computer science it will help you to move on to study lots of.
courses at university or get a career in computer science or related field it’s a. worthwhile course and valued by top universities. so you will study three components for the first. unit we’ll take a computer-based exam to demonstrate your. knowledge of algorithms and programming skills. the good thing here is that you are given the.
outline program to study before the exam and students benefit from that the second unit.
is about computer systems and this is assessed through a.
traditional pen and paper exam and the final unit is a practical project.
let’s look at unit 1 in more detail so it covers aspects of how computer programs are designed. some of the key content you will cover includes problem solving using computational thinking and different .algorithms you will build on your knowledge of basic programming constructs including.
selection iteration as well as methods you will go on to create efficient and elegant programs. making use of multi-dimensional arrays and.
different program design tools you’ll also learn about regular languages such as.
backus now form and reverse polish notation.
and alan computational theory as for the second unit it covers the key concepts of computing and systems architecture.
some of the key content includes computer systems.
databases as well as computer networking and in addition to that you also learn functional programming.
which is different from object oriented and procedural programming you’ll use a programming language called haskell to create programs by applying and composing functions and probably the most exciting part of the course is the.
programming project you get to create software solution using.
a language or multiple languages of your choice.
we will give you the guidance and support but you.
really have the control over the software solution that you create our students have created some amazing projects over the years they’ve created apps you can actually download.
an app that’s available on the google store they’ve created games they’ve created some really interesting artificial intelligence systems and last year a student created a brilliant parents evening booking system we’ve been teaching computer science for almost a decade and have.
been achieving the alps red heart rating every year for a level results what this means our department is among the highest performing.
computer science departments in the uk we’re very proud. of our students and we want our next generation of students.
to be part of this success our students achieve a star to see grace consistently and i’ve mentioned this previously and they’ve gone on to study computer science at top.
uk universities and institutions the list of top institutions where our students go on to study computer science includes.
exeter southampton and oxbridge universities. so to study the aqa a-level computer science course. at ralph allen school you’ll need a gcse grade.
6 in computer science and maths so the a-level computer science course will. directly help you to study 22 different degree courses. at 24 leading universities now there are more jobs in the tech industry.
than there are people to do them computer science.
is expected to continue as a major growth industry.
software developer topped the u.s news and world report list of.
100 top career options for 2020 there are lots of exciting developments happening in the field of computer science as well as other fields for example computer science is changing the way biological research is conducted in here you have some information about ucas points for a level computer science i hope this information will encourage you to consider.
studying a-level computer science at ralph island school. if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. if you are passionate about computer science and would like to study this subject. in a department that has much to offer a department that has a proven track record.
of outstanding exam success i would ask you to consider our plan in school we would love to welcome you to our supportive and friendly computer science department.