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07/05/21

Our first amazing cohort of wonderful sixth form students are loving their graduation. Achieving 3 1st and 7 2nd class degrees. https://t.co/gHplRez50S

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28/04/21

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Our SEND director is on twitter so please follow for SEND specific content. You can read more about the role here: https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/slQON8gLZw

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06/04/21

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BMAT have a vacancy for an Estates & Facilities Assistant working across our Primary and Secondary Schools in Harlow, Essex. For more information visit https://t.co/MNldj0Ml52 https://t.co/ifinsNm5Gg

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28/03/21

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There are false reports that lateral flow tests can give you cancer. These rapid tests have been rigorously tested and are safe. The swabs are sterilised with ethylene oxide to ensure they are safe to use. It is one of the most commonly used sterilisation tools. https://t.co/lYWDRluMUh

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25/03/21

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BMAT has appointed a director to ensure children with special educational needs and disabilities achieve their full potential. Marios Solomonides takes up post of Director of SEND with a mission to remove all barriers faced by children within BMAT schools. https://t.co/jWIcjKLtxl https://t.co/hsWxgX4m7z

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19/03/21

What better way to end the week than with and leading a session on LEGO mindstorms engineering and programming. The first event of many for our students over the coming months. https://t.co/mvQMRqX2hS

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07/03/21

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Great work experience partnership between and https://t.co/AaeoC9LSip https://t.co/tnhSa9RbGb

05/03/21

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Stephanie Lawton

It was a real privilege to be part of the programme this week, fantastic presentations from the students. Future workforce in the making. https://t.co/CZfCJfVihP

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05/03/21

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Karen Kingsmill

What a great finish to the virtual work experience today - seeing the students present their ideas for addressing wicked problems in the to the Board of Directors. Some thought provoking, evidence based suggestions, and well delivered presentations 👏👏👏 https://t.co/bHpin5E0C6

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04/03/21

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I had the privilege of hearing students from years 10, 11 & 12 from present to our Board of Directors addressing three wicked problems that exist in the The presentations were excellent 👏 & the recommendations were built on great evidence. Thank you & well done https://t.co/bh5yE4uU4z

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02/03/21

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This morning Taylor Higgitt (#QI Administrator) presented her career life story to over 100 students & teachers from From to substantive member of the Team. Super proud of Taylor & her journey so far https://t.co/cZe6PFE7sc

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02/03/21

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Day 2 of virtual work experience with Today students had a presentation from Taylor who began her career at PAH as an with They have also been hearing from who has been sharing her work life story https://t.co/suNpC7FkC5

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01/03/21

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is working in partnership with to provide virtual work experience & to help celebrate Over 120 people join this morning & throughout this week the students will be working with hospital staff to address three ‘wicked problems’ that exist in the NHS. https://t.co/hotcg53yfQ

25/02/21

We understand you will have questions following today’s announcement regarding GCSE and A-Level exams. We look forward to discussing this with you in more detail when we return to face to face teaching. We are so proud of the effort you continue to show in your lessons.

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12/02/21

. is the latest company to partner with BMAT STEM Academy. The company is celebrating the start of the relationship by offering all students an opportunity to take part in a week of virtual work experience. https://t.co/ApZ4WavLFU https://t.co/upeFyqmABJ

12/02/21

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New industry sponsor for STEM school https://t.co/8KQbMHFN2X

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12/02/21

Thank you to and for leading the live lesson for our final session. We all have so much more information about the opportunities available at all levels. There are so many exciting options out there! https://t.co/5pfnZ2EcGV

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11/02/21

Investors are being sought to give young people from deprived families in Harlow an opportunity to further their education. BMAT STEM Academy works to inspire young people to reach for their goals in STEM industries. https://t.co/kuOOxO2iSK https://t.co/XStchWBy1N

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Computer Science A Level

What is Computer Science all about?

Computer Science has computational thinking at its core, helping students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.  It allows students to apply the academic principles to real world systems in an exciting and engaging manner.

The Course

The course is a technical, work-related course designed for those wishing to learn how to be professionals in the computing industry. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations and business scenarios.

Topics can include:

  • computer systems (hardware and installation)
  • big data (researching and using data)
  • spreadsheets and database development
  • graphic design and web scripting
  • programming
  • games development
  • mobile engineering
  • business use of social media

Mathematical concepts are at the very heart of computing, and you will need to understand concepts and number systems, whilst a keen interest in technology outside of the classroom is absolutely essential too.

Future careers linked to this subject:

Upon completion of further study, you would be able to pursue a career in:

  • software engineering
  • web and multimedia production
  • programming
  • systems analysis
  • hardware and software support
  • network engineering
  • computer games development

 

You may also choose to start work in the industry at a more junior level immediately after completing your Level 3; you can apply for positions such as IT technician or web developer.

How will I be assessed?

The course is delivered as a combination of theory and practical, and you will be assessed through both a portfolio and external assessment for core units set by the exam board.

Internal assessments use a wide variety of methods including presentations, reports, posters, podcasts, role-plays and interactive quizzes.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 5 including Maths and English Language. If taken Computer Science at GCSE we would require a grade 5 or vocational qualification equivalent.

 

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