Year 11 Computer Science Bridging Work
“This subject is highly relevant in the continual changing world of technology. It allows you to become competent and able to engage effectively with technology-based industries. The subject has a particular level of appeal as it enables you to understand the ‘magic’ behind everyday use of computing technology. Computer Science appeals to my methodical and analytical thinking. It is clearly structured and Mr Nicholson makes it fun, relevant and engaging. The subject is challenging and really makes me think. As a result, there is a huge sense of achievement and satisfaction when I complete a tricky task.” (Simon)
2. Complete the following courses from Futurelearn.com:
These are excellent free online courses which prepare you well for A Level Computing. Click the links below to see a selection of STEM related courses that can be done online to broaden your understanding of Computer science. Here are some suggestions:
Object-Oriented Programming in Python: Create Your Own Adventure Game: learn object-oriented programming principles by creating your own text-based adventure game in Python.
How Computers Work: Demystifying Computation: explore the fundamentals of computing: computer architecture, binary logic, data processing, circuits.
Introduction to Databases and SQL: discover how databases work and how to use SQL in this introductory course.
3. Online coding development sites:
5. A Website Challenge: