Computing - A Level

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About the course

Computing covers technical aspects of a computer system ranging from binary and hardware peripherals to the implications of computer use. Along with learning a high level programming language you will develop your own programming skills to produce applications that will prepare for you for any exams.

Entry Requirements

You must have 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths.

It is highly recommended that students have GCSE grade C or higher in ICT or an equivalent qualification

What will I do on this course?

1. Computing Principles

This component will be a traditionally marked and structured question paper with a mix of question types: short-answer, longer-answer, and levels of response mark-scheme-type questions. It will cover the characteristics of contemporary systems architecture and other areas including the following:

  • Data types, data structures and algorithms
  • The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
  • Exchanging data
  • Programming
  • Legal, moral, ethical and cultural issues
  • Software and software development

2. Algorithms & Problem solving

This component will be a traditionally marked and structured question paper and will include a mix of question types: short-answer, longer-answer, and levels of response mark-scheme-type questions. There'll be a short scenario/task contained in the paper, which could be an algorithm or a text page-based task, which will involve problem solving. Other areas covered include the following:

  • Algorithms
  • Problem solving and programming
  • Elements of computational thinking
Who is it for?

This course is part of a full time A Level programme of 4 different subjects and will appeal to Year 11 students who wish to study computing in more depth and those considering a career in this area.

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What could I do next?

Many students go on to study computing-related subjects at university including Computer Science, Computer and Business Studies and Forensic Computing. An A Level qualification in computing is also a valuable qualification when applying for a wide range of jobs.

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How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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