Computing 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

A Computer Science A Level prepares students for the jobs and careers of the future and for jobs that do not even exist yet. New technologies are being invented and developed all the time and the work place in ten years is likely to be very different to today. The course gives students the computer science knowledge and computational skills that will allow them to solve problems that we do not even know are problems yet.  . A Computer Science A Level is valued by universities and employers and gives students an appropriate foundation for further study in many areas. Technology is being used to solve problems across various industries such as health care, engineering, transportation and banking, but finding solutions to these problems requires people with computer science expertise as well as knowledge of the given industry.  

How will it be delivered?

The A Level Computer Science specification covers 2 written papers and 1 Non-examination Assessment (coursework).

Paper 1

This paper tests a student's ability to answer questions on Computer Systems.

Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of A-level)

Content of examination: Written examination, compulsory short-answer and extended answer questions.

Paper 2

This paper tests a student's ability to answer questions on Algorithms and programming

Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of A-level)

Content of examination: Written examination, compulsory short-answer and extended-answer questions.

Non-examination Assessment

The non-examination assessment (NEA) is worth 20% of the overall grade. The NEA assesses a student's ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve or investigate a practical problem. Each learner is able to tailor the project to fit their individual needs, choices and aspirations. Students will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving.


Entry requirements

You require a GCSE Grade 6 in Computer Science and a GCSE Grade 7 in Mathematics. 

 

 

Your next steps...

Technology and Artificial Intelligence is changing everything and an A Level in Computer Science will prepare students and give them the knowledge that is required to be successful in their future careers.