Excellent computer facilities with extensive use of online learning methods
Computer Science provides many transferrable skills into other subjects
Free access to Microsoft software through Dreamspark
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above (grade C and above) including Maths.
Computer Science is a discipline that is an essential part of our world today. This is an exciting NEW A level course in a practical subject that applies academic principles. The course is aimed at students who wish to develop skills in computing, networking, programing, internet and information systems.
The course offers opportunities for students to think creatively, to analyse problems, to be logical and critical while developing the good use of mathematical skills in Computer Science.
Learners will become familiar with computational terms through the observation and the use of computer systems. Develop skills through the practical experience of solving problems, including creating Apps, websites, games, programming solutions and computer networks.
Topics covered by the course include:
Computer systems architecture
Use of software and software development
Computer installations and networks
Databases and web technologies
Problem solving and computing solutions
Algorithms and programming
A Level Computer Science is particularly recommended to students with a Maths/Science background. However, it also complements most other A Levels.
Where will my course lead?
Level 3 Computing will support your entry onto any degree programme but computing students may specialise in Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Mobile Technologies, Robotics, Web Design as well as pure Computer Science.
An understanding of computing has become a necessary practical skill so there are a wide variety of career opportunities in almost any industry sector. Learners could progress to apprenticeship programmes or full-time employment in any area of ICT and become networking engineers, web designers, systems developments or analysts. There are a vast range of opportunities for students of Computer Science.