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A-Level

Computer Science

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Computer Science is not about using computers; it is about controlling and shaping the digital world through programming. To succeed you need to enjoy logical, mathematical problem solving.

Exam Board

AQA

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 7 in Maths or a GCSE grade 6 in both Computer Science and Maths. Any student entering the course who is not also studying A Level Mathematics or Statistics will be required to study the Core Maths programme in Year 12.

Assessment

  • 20% Coursework
  • 80% Exams
An introduction to Computer Science Presentation About this course Pathways Information

What is computer science?

Computer science is not about using computers; it is about controlling and shaping the digital world through programming. To succeed you need to enjoy logical, mathematical problem solving.

 

What will I study?

You will concentrate on developing problem-solving approaches and the practical skills of programming which will give you an insight into how the computer works. We use python as the main teaching language but you will be introduced to a range of programming languages and techniques and explore technology developments such as Cloud computing, functional computing
and big data.

 

What can it lead to?

Many students continue to study computer science or related courses at university, and go on to careers in computer gaming, engineering, finance and software development.

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