Designed for students who have already studied GCSE Computer Science, this course expands on the concepts covered and enables students to further develop their programming skills in an environment that encourages creative thinking and logical problem-solving.
Although access to a computer at home is not compulsory, a number of resources involve electronic files and programming tasks that students will be required to work on outside the classroom. It would be an advantage for students to have internet access at home and a suitable PC or laptop. The software used will be open source and free.
The course has been designed for students who wish to go on to higher education or employment where knowledge of computing would be beneficial. A Level Computer Science will develop key business and personal skills, in addition to advanced software capability and a theoretical understanding of computer programming. These skills are required in a wide range of employment sectors.
A level Computer Science particularly complements studies in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and the Sciences.
B grade at GCSE, if taken.
Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics (Grade 7 if Computer Science not taken at GCSE)
5 A*-C grades at GCSE (including English and Mathematics at grades 9-5)
AQA A Level Computer Science