I chose Computer Science as I am interested in learning about how things work and as part of the course one of the things you learn is how computers work and how they can be used to do different tasks.
I chose Computer Science as I am interested in learning about how things work. One of the things you learn is how computers work and how they can be used to do different tasks.
Computer Science (A Level)
- Year 1 and 2
80% exam; 20% coursework
- Exam board
What Will You Learn?
Study the 'ins and outs' of Computer Systems focussing on the development of strong computational, algorithmic, and problem-solving skills. You will study everything from the impact of smart devices you use every day, to advancements in quantum computing. You will also develop your independent programming skills to create advanced systems from the ground up.
Component 1: Programming and System Development
You will investigate programs, data structures, algorithms, logic, programming methodologies and the impact of Computer Science on Society.
Component 2: Computer Architecture, Data and Communication and Applications
You will investigate computer architecture, communication, binary number systems, organisation and structure of data, programs, algorithms and software applications.
Component 3: Programmed Solution to a Problem
In this component, you will discuss, investigate, design, prototype, refine and implement, test and evaluate a computerised solution to a problem chosen by you, which must be solved by programming.
Even with no programming skills, we start from the ground up to ensure you become an excellent programmer over the course of 2 years.
We run and take part in a number of activities and trips such as:
In addition to this, you will study in state-of-the-art facilities in a newly refurbished digital learning space and in classrooms where digital students can study independently.
Where Will This Lead?
From this course, students will have the option to go onto a range of university courses across the country to study Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, App. Design and Development, Games Design and creation degrees. In addition to this, there are a large range of degree apprenticeships and direct employment opportunities.