Computer Science

Our Computer Science course focuses on the skills of computing. With this A level, you will gain the knowledge of how to program in a technical programming language and will develop a range of computing skills and knowledge ready for progression to higher education or employment.

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.

You will also develop an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science and how to apply them to different contexts. These principles and concepts 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.

Progression routes

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 courses available at university including computing, software, engineering, business and computing, and computer graphics.

Entry criteria:

Start Date 01/09/2020
2 years
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