A Level Computer Science

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title A Level Computer Science
Code Computer Science
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have a strong interest in programming and the mathematical side of computing. This course covers elements such as contemporary processors, software development, data types and much more. Students will also look at moral and ethical issues and elements of computational thinking.

Computer Science is not the same as ICT, and is relevant if you have good mathematical and problem solving skills.

Details

The Units are:

  • Characteristics of contemporary processors 
  • Software and development
  • Exchanging data
  • Data types structures and algorithms
  • Legal, moral and ethical issues
  • Elements of computational thinking
  • Problem solving and programming
  • Algorithms to solve problems & standard algorithms
  • Analysis of the problem
  • Design of the solution
  • Developing the solution

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed by coursework (20%) and exams (80%). 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in English, Grade 6 in Maths and an average points score of 6 or above.

Your next steps...

This course is aimed at students who would like to progress onto a computer science or software design field. 

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