Associate of Science in
Associate of Science in Computer Science Concord College
The Computer Science department is affiliated with the Mathematics department and is based in two well-equipped rooms comprising 18 laptops and 18 desktop PCs connected to the college LAN. The department offers courses to students in the Lower School.
In Form 3, students follow a general computer science course, which involves some theory but mainly developing programming techniques using Scratch and Python.
In Forms 4 and 5, the department follows the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus in Computer Science (reference 0984). Students develop their understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers. They can apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to ‘real-life’ problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language (currently Visual Basic). Students also develop a range of technical skills and can effectively test and evaluate computing solutions.
Computer Science helps students develop an interest in computing and gain confidence in computational thinking. As it concentrates mainly on the technical side of computers and writing code, it is suited to the more mathematically-minded students or students who have a keen interest in programming and technology in general.