Computer Science

Study Type: Full time
Start Date: September

Course Overview

A level Computer Science focuses on the skills and techniques of computing. It teaches you how to program in a technical programming language, whilst developing a range of computing skills and knowledge ready for progression to higher education or employment. “Computer Science empowers students to create the world of tomorrow” - Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

  • Entry Requirements
    9-5 (desirable Grade 6) in GCSE Maths. You will need a systematic and logical approach to problem-solving and it is recommended that you take A level Maths alongside A level Computer Science. Please see our Entry Requirements for more guidance.
  • Benefits/Skills
    You will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, and how to apply them to different contexts. These include abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation. During assessment, you will need to demonstrate your ability to draw together your knowledge, skills and understanding.
  • Units/Modules
    You will learn to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of problem solving, including writing computer programs. You will develop your understanding of the mathematical skills linked to computer science, such as Boolean algebra and algorithm comparisons.
  • Careers/Progression
    As computers are such an integral part of the workplace, A level computing skills are in extremely high demand. A level Computer Science will prepare you for many university courses in computing, software, engineering, business and computing, and computer graphics.

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“Computer Science empowers students to create the world of tomorrow” - Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft
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