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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?

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

Overview

How do you fancy a subject that’s certain to boot up a great future for you? A Level Computing gets on the inside of the single most powerful tool the world has seen. Computers figure in all our lives; in science, technology, manufacturing, research, medicine; you name it, computing influences and affects everything we do. There’s a world out there just bursting with invention and opportunities. And 90% of it is driven by a computer. Say ‘yes’ to A Level Computing and you’ll follow a programme of learning that is sure to make the most of your talents and skills.

These days, being online is an essential part of living. The power of the Internet means you can shop online, see right around the globe, visit virtual worlds, play games, watch films, blog with friends and relatives anywhere, any time. Computing links strongly with many subjects, providing both the skills from modelling and storing data that may be needed in Business, Mathematics, Geography and the Sciences, whilst also developing communication and presentation skills that would support work in English and the Arts. This A Level leads onto a wide range of ICT and Computing based undergraduate degree courses at most universities.

Details

Unit 01: Computer Systems, including the characteristics of processors, software and software development, and the legal issues surrounding computers

Unit 02: Algorithms and Programming, including computational thinking and problem solving.

Unit 03: The computing practical project

How will it be delivered?

Unit 01 – Written examination counting for 40% of the marks

Unit 02 – Written examination counting for 40% of the marks

Unit 03 – Coursework unit counting for 20% of the marks

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry requirements, including Computing at grade 6 and Mathematics at grade 6. Please note BTEC and ICT qualifications are not accepted.

Your next steps...

Computers figure in all our lives; in science, technology, manufacturing, research, medicine; you name it, computing influences and affects everything we do. These days, being online is an essential part of living. The power of the Internet means you can shop online, see right around the globe, visit virtual worlds, play games, watch films, blog with friends and relatives anywhere, any time. Computer Science links strongly with many subjects, providing both the skills from modelling and storing data that may be needed in Business, Mathematics, Geography and the Sciences. In the UK there is a severe shortage of programmers, network engineers, database administrators and cyber security experts, all of which form the basis of our study in Computer Science. Being able to program to a professional level is a marketable and lucrative asset. Languages learnt: Java programming language—high level programming, OOP development Java Script HTML—web page design CSS—Cascading Style Sheets Assembly Language—low level programming

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