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A Level Computer Science

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code AA7
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Why study it? Computer Science is a practical subject where students can apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world systems. It’s an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement, and can look at the natural world through a digital prism.

There is a focus on computer programming, building on GCSE Computing and emphasis on the importance of computational thinking as a discipline. The subject has an expanded maths focus, much of which will be embedded within the course. The course puts computational thinking at its core, helping students to develop the skills to solve problems, design systems and understand human and machine intelligence.

Details

What will I study?

Year One

• Contemporary Processors

• Input, Output and Storage devices

• Software and software development

• Data Types

• Legal, Cultural, Moral and Ethical Issues

Year Two

• Elements of Computational Thinking

• Programming and problem solving

• Algorithms

How will it be delivered?

How will I be assessed?

Programming Project (20%)

Examination (80%)

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics and grade 4 in English Language.

Your next steps...

Computer Science is useful for a range of degree level subjects including: Medicine, Maths, Statistics, Law, Computing, Business, Politics, Animation and many more. Students who take Computer Science progress to a broad range of careers including:

Software Engineering, Systems Analyst, Games Developer, Network Engineer, IT Consultant, Statistical Analyst, Artificial Intelligence Design and many more.

Students who have studied A-Level Computer Science are now working for: Apple, Google, Spotify, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Ford, Barclays and many more ‘blue chip’ companies.

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