Computer Science A Level

Computer Science A Level

Computer Science underpins the technology that is now prevalent in almost every area of our lives. The A Level course will develop an understanding of how these technologies work and the underlying theory. Programming is a large part of the course and students will develop a high level of proficiency in at least one programming language and be able to develop solutions to complex problems.

At least two other languages will also be introduced, giving students a strong foundation for further progression. Theory work covers Data Structure, Networking, Databases, Big Data, Software and Hardware, wherever possible learning is facilitated through practical investigation.

Additional
Grade 6 in GCSE Maths and grade 4 in GCSE English. You are also recommended to take A level Maths or Core Maths alongside Computer Science.
Assessment
There will be on-screen and a written examination each worth 40%, designed to test both your practical programming, problem solving skills and your understanding of the theory topics. In addition, the full A Level contains an individual project worth 20% of the assessment.
Progression
Grade 6 in GCSE Maths and grade 4 in GCSE English. You are also recommended to take A Level Maths or Core Maths alongside Computer Science.