A Level Computer Science

What will be studied?

The course is divided into several components over 2 years:

  • Computing Systems – processors, software and software development, exchanging data, data types/structures/algorithms, legal/moral/cultural/ethical issues
  • Algorithms & Programming –  computational thinking, problem solving and programming, algorithms to solve problems, standard algorithms
  • Programming Project –  An individual project including analysis, design, development and evaluation

How will I be assessed?

The A level comprises 2 written exams for the Computer Systems (40%) and Algorithms & Problem solving (40%) components, and finally a Programming Project assessment (20%).

What next?

This course is relevant for students who would like to study a computing related qualification at university. These could include: Computer Science; Software Engineering; Networking; Computer Gaming plus many more.

Further Information:

If you need any further information about studying A Level Computer Science, please contact:

Mr S Li – sli@bluecoat.uk.com

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Tel: 0115 900 7215

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