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Computing A level at The Ecclesbourne School

Course description

This course aims to give you an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using computers, including knowledge of the purpose and characteristics of a range of computing applications and current computer uses.
Throughout the course, students will design, implement and document effective solutions using appropriate hardware and software, including use of a programming language. There is a clear distinction between this course and Applied ICT and there is no direct overlap.

At AS you will study two units. Unit 1, ‘Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Practical Exercise,’ will allow you to focus on the processes of computation and understanding why and where they are important in Computing, the fundamentals of programming and the fundamentals of data representation. Unit 2, ‘ Computer components, the Stored Concept and the Internet’ deals
with the fundamentals of computer systems, machine level architecture, hardware devices and the structure of the internet.

At A2 you will study two more units, ‘Problem Solving, Programming, Operating Databases and Networking’ and ‘The Computing Practical Project.’

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*- C

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ecclesbourne School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years