Computer Science A Level
On this course you will develop an understanding of advanced computer science and appreciate some of its powerful applications.
Upcoming start dates
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Suitability - Who should attend?
We require five grades 4 or C or above at GCSE, including English and Mathematics for a place on an A Level programme. However, there are subject specific criteria for some subjects; for Computer Science you will need GCSE Mathematics grade 6 or A or above. Exceptions are only considered subject to post-results interview. You will need to study A Level mathematics alongside A Level computer science as there are interrelated skills and knowledge required to be successful in computer science.
A Level Computer Science is hard. For many students the big ideas are much harder to conceptualise and they are developed much faster than they have been used to previously. Regardless of your certified attainment at GCSE, you must avoid complacency and be prepared to think and to work hard if you want to succeed. A Level Computer Science is hard, but it rewards hard work.#BBD0E0»
Training Course Content
What you'll learn
You will be following the 2015 AQA specification:
- Fundamentals of programming, data structures, data representation and computer organisation
- Theory of computation and systematic approach to problem solving
- Fundamentals of communication and networking
In addition to year 1 subjects you will also study:
- Fundamentals of databases and functional programming
- Computing practical project
You will develop an understanding of problem-solving skills. Notably, you will also have opportunities for creativity and innovation.
You will practice the learning skills necessary for successful further academic study or employment, including persistence, effort, listening to and working with others, taking responsibility and managing your time.
By the end of the course, you will have benefited from individual support, including clear advice about Higher Education and careers.
With three A-levels there are many possibilities. You can progress to higher education to study at Degree level. An A-level in computer science will help you access university to study for a BSc in Computer Science or a range of related or analytical subjects from Application, Cyber security, Data, Forensic computer analysts to Game designer. You can alternatively progress directly into employment; A-levels demonstrate a high standard of education which many employers require as part of their entry criteria onto training programmes.#BBD0E0»
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