COMPUTER SCIENCE

A Level

The A Level in Computer Science is a linear qualification it is divided into three components:

 

  • Computer systems component is assessed in a written paper recalling knowledge and understanding.
  • Algorithms and programming component relates principally to problem solving skills needed by learners to apply the knowledge and understanding encountered in Component Assessed in a written exam.
  • Programming project component is apractical portfolio-based assessment with a task that is chosen by the learner and is produced in an appropriate programming language of the learner’s choice.

Study Programme

You will study a range of topics on the course, such as

  • Programming
  • Databases
  • Web Development
  • Networks
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Data Structures

Resources

These are just to name a few, there are 26 topics altogether. Before you embark on a two-year A Level Course in Computer Science, it would be a good idea to find out if coding is actually something which you would enjoy! If it isn’t then you may prefer an ICT course. The most successful Computer Scientists have been avid programmers in their own time, practicing programming to expand their understanding.

Links

Use some of these sites to explore python programming

Career Path

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • Web Developer

More than just a course

Our students have the opportunity to visit Computing Live at Disneyland Paris. We encourage our students to enter various competitions such as: Hackathon UK

Entry Requirements

Passionate about Computer Science with a determination to succeed.  To study Computer Science A Level you must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including Maths at a level 5. We are an inclusive College and will consider all applications on a case by case basis at interview.