*Between the 29th of June and 12th of July first year A Level students will need to undertake work experience.
- Computer Systems – this unit explores the components of a computer and their uses including the structure and function of the processor, types of processor as well as input, output and storage. You will review the types of software and the different methodologies used to develop software and how data is exchanged between different systems through web technologies and networks
- Algorithms and Programming – this section will incorporate and build on knowledge from the prior unit and help you understand what is meant by computational thinking and the benefits of applying this to solve a wide variety of problems. You will be able to use algorithms to describe problems and analyse a problem by identifying it’s component parts
- Programming Project – this unit will help you analyse, design, develop, test, evaluate and document a program written in a suitable programming language
Computer Science is related to or complemented by subjects such as:
- Maths/Further Maths
- Graphic Design
What grades will I need?
Six GCSEs at A*-C/9-4 (including a B/6 or above in Maths, English Language and Science)
The A Level Computer Science programme will enable you to progress in to a variety of careers including cyber security, IT software development and the gaming industry