Computer Science

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

Computer Science is directly relevant to the modern and changing world of computing.

It is a practical subject where students can apply knowledge gained to write code, design websites and interrogate databases.

It combines creativity with opportunities to analyse and make decisions.

Emphasis on problem solving using computers, programming and mathematical/logic skills.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1 (AS) – characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices, software and software development, exchanging data, data types, data structures and algorithms, legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues.

Year 2 (A-Level) – elements of computational thinking, problem solving and programming, algorithms, project management.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – two exams

Year 2 (A-Level) – two exams, each 40% plus a project worth 20%

 

PROGRESSION

University courses in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems. Careers as a software engineer, business analyst or web developer.