A Level Computer Science

Information and Communication Technology

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

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Computer Science
Code CP2A23S
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3

Overview

Imagine yourself in a world with no computers; where smart phones nor the Internet exist. It would be a very different place – no social media, no software, no e-commerce, no sat-nav, nor computers to aid people. This world is hard to comprehend.

Details

What you will study: 

• Programming/Coding 

• Problem solving 
• Numbers & logic 
• Data representation 
• Machine architecture 
• Networking 
You will learn to code computers using C#. You will learn about the maths behind computers e.g binary numbers, how algorithms solve mathematical problems, shortest path, vectors, regular expressions and Boolean algebra. You will also cover topics learning about how the processor works, logic circuits, SQL, networking, big data, encryption and many more.

How will it be delivered?

•80% examination •20% coursework

Entry requirements

General entry criteria apply plus a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths and a Grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject. A Grade 5 in GCSE Maths would be considered alongside a Grade 5 in GCSE Computer Science.

Your next steps...

Computing is an excellent foundation for careers in software/hardware development and IT support or a computer science course in Higher Education leading to jobs in areas such as computer programming, internet computing or network engineering. A computer science course would also help students to progress onto careers in the fields of mathematics, science or engineering alongside higher level apprenticeships.

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