Computer Science A Level at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology
Exam board: AQA
Programming, data structures, algorithms, computational thinking, data representation, computer systems, computer organisation and architecture, consequences of using computing, communication and networking, databases and software development
• Two exams, each worth 40%.
• A computing practical project worth 20% of the total A level grade
All students are required to participate in specialist studies provided in conjunction with our sponsors. Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology week models the workplace – 8:30 to 16:30 daily.
In addition to the academic qualifications students also spend a day a week working on Challenge Projects. These are extended projects designed and delivered in conjunction with specialist external partners, the aim of which is to prepare students for STEM based careers. Through Challenge Projects students develop a practical hands on understanding of science, learn practical skills relevant to the partner organisation, acquire transferable skills such as formal writing, presentation, teamwork and leadership, and understand the range of scientific careers available to them upon graduation. In Challenge Project time students also complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which carries UCAS points and is highly regarded by many universities. Furthermore, students are able to work towards a range of other relevant awards.
A Level STEM Programme
Minimum entry requirements are 7 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including Triple Science (grade 6), Maths (grade 6) and English (grade 4).
Students graduating from Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology will be exceptionally well prepared to progress into higher education, work or an apprenticeship, ready to build careers that contribute to the Cambridge success story.
Graduating from Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology will give you a head start when it comes to choosing a University. Employers are seeking specialist science staff in all areas, and a degree will help take your career to the next level.
Our employer partners are highly supportive of apprenticeships, and offer opportunities to our students. Apprentices are paid while they train, attending college one day a week and learning hands-on in the workplace as they gain valuable qualifications. They also offer an alternative route to higher education.
The Cambridge area is full of highly successful employers ready to take on new staff who leave Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology with an impressive range of specialist qualifications – ready to go straight into the workplace and develop their careers.
Please visit one of our Open Days:
Saturday 7th October 2017 10:00-13:00
Wednesday 18th October 2017 17:00-21:00
The Open Days will be an excellent opportunity to find out more about Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology and talk to our staff and students.
The Open Days will be held at the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology building, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SZ (on the SW corner of Long Road and Robinson Way).
Applications for 2018 are now open.
Please visit www.cam-ast.org.uk for how to apply through UCAS Progress. Taster sessions will generally be offered to students placing Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology first or second. Offers are based on predicted grades, attendance record, personal statements and references, as well as commitment to the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology workplace model as demonstrated at the taster days.
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.