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A Level Computer Science

A Level Computer Science

Do you see yourself working within a computing or technical industry? The world of technology is changing at an exponential rate with exciting developments occurring frequently around us. Studying Computer Science will help lay the foundation for a career in Computer Science/ Engineering. Obtaining an A Level in Computer Science will help provide you with the core knowledge necessary to succeed in a related field. As a logical thinker and problem-solver, you will enjoy programming, research and development in this exciting discipline.

Course Content

You will study a wide range of topics, including: the structure and function of the processor, types of processor, input, output and storageoperating systems, application generation, an introduction to programming, databases, computer networks, web technologies, data types, data structures, Boolean algebra, computing-related legislation and ethical, moral and cultural issues. The first year will be dominated by theory in preparation for the hands-on programming in the second year. This will include learning how to program in a programming language in addition to theory topics. You will work using updated and modern technologies and tools to prepare both your written and practical assessments.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

To study computer science at this level in addition to the general entry requirements you need to have a grade 5 or better in GCSE mathematics. This subject is suitable to be studied alongside Chemistry, Maths and Physics but such combinations are not compulsory. Also, previous study of computing is advantageous but not essential.


What opportunities will this lead to?

Students often progress to a computing or technical-related degree and follow a technical career in the computing industry, business or engineering.

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Student Profile
Joseph Lomas

"I chose to study Physics, Maths and Computer Science as they all have transferrable skills and are subjects that employers or universities value."

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