# CTE Resource Center - Verso - International Baccalaureate Computer Science Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

International Baccalaureate Computer Science (10159/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:10159
Co-op:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:11–12
Prerequisites:None

The International Baccalaureate Computer Science SL and HL courses require an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computational thinking as well as knowledge of how computers and other digital devices operate. The courses, underpinned by conceptual thinking, draw on a wide spectrum of knowledge, and enable and empower innovation, exploration and the acquisition of further knowledge. Students study how computer science interacts with and influences cultures, society and how individuals and societies behave, and the ethical issues involved. SL/HL core involves system fundamentals, computer organization, networks, and computational thinking. The HL extension involves abstract data structures, resource management, and control.

Career Clusters and Pathways

The Career Cluster will be determined by other courses taken in conjunction with this course to build a concentration sequence.

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course

Certifications

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.