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Computer Science A level at The Folkestone School for Girls

Course description

Computer Science - AQA

Course content

This course covers the fundamentals of computer science and develops a high level of programming skills. By the end of Year 12 you will be writing complex programs to solve given problems. Much of the theory will involve the use of software to explore different computational ideas. The coursework component is completed during Year 13. At the heart of program design is the skill of problem solving. A large part of this qualification is the development of your problem-solving skills and your ability to think.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Studying Computing at GCSE level is not a requirement, however, if you have studied GCSE Computing, you will need at least a Grade 6, which shows that you have an aptitude for the subject.


Paper 1: 40% of A-level. Written exam of 2.5 hours. Students answer a series of short questions and write/adapt/extend programs in an electronic answer booklet. Paper 2: 40% of A-level. Written exam of 2.5 hours answering short and extended answers to questions. Non-exam assessment (coursework): 20% of A-level. Students solve or investigate a practical problem.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years