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A-Level - Computer Science

  • College 16+
  • International
  • Crewe Campus
  • 2 Years

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The Course

A-Level Computer Science delves into the technical side of computing and software development. It is designed to provide a detailed technical understanding of theoretical, mathematical and practical aspects of computing.

A-Level Computer Science is a two-year course. The first year has two distinct sections. In the first section, fundamentals of software development including programming and data structures are studied. This unit is designed to develop your computational thinking and is assessed through a combination of exam questions and a programming test in an on-screen exam. The second section covers a wide range of supporting technical knowledge including different representation and calculation of numbers, encryption, logic, system software, networking and a section on the moral, ethical and legal consequences of the use of computers.

This is assessed through a written exam. In the second year, the syllabus develops your understanding of these sections further and introduces algorithms, the idea of big data and develops your knowledge of database systems.
A-Level Computer Science is assessed through:

  • An on-screen exam to test your understanding of programming fundamentals.
  • A written exam covering the technical and mathematical sections.
  • An individual project worth 20% of the A2 course. The individual project develops your understanding of the systems development lifecycle whilst giving you some scope for developing your own programming interests.

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Typically you will need 5 GCSEs, including two at grade 5 (or above) and three at grade 4 (or above) including maths and English. Grade 5 in Maths or Computer Science.
Computer science and the problem solving and IT skills it develops can be useful in many different careers such as information technology and information management, engineering and manufacturing, construction, broadcast media and performing arts, management, journalism and publishing, and medical technology.
£2583.00

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Crewe Campus
Starts : September 4th, 2023
2 Years
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