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Computer Science A-Level at The Ockendon Academy & Studio School

Course description

Students become effective designers and implementers of computing solutions.




Course content

This qualification will enable students to understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science including: abstraction, decomposition, logic, algorithms and data representation. It will increase the student’s ability to analyse problems in computational terms through practical experience of solving problems. This qualification will improve student’s capacity for thinking creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. It will use their mathematical skills to solve problems and build upon prior computer science knowledge to gain a more in-depth understanding of how computers work.


Entry requirements

GCSE Computer Science grade B or above.

GCSE Maths grade 4 or above.




This is an exam based course and assessment will be two written exams at the end of Year 13.




Future opportunities

Degrees in:

· Computer Science

· Software Engineering

· Computer Games Production

· Information Systems

· Forensic Computing

· Computer Technologies

· Network Management

· Web Design.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2018
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