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A Level Computer Science at Bournville College

Course description

This specification (Eduqas) promotes the integrated study of computer science. It will enable learners to develop a broad range of skills in the areas of programming, system development, computer architecture, data, communication and applications.

We have established ourselves as a Computing at School (CAS) hub and have become a Network of Excellence Lead School for Computer Science teaching. By establishing the hub at Bournville College, it helps ensure that we understand first-hand the challenges with computing and aim to provide expert subject and pedagogical knowledge.

Course content

AS Unit 1
Fundamentals of Computer Science
This component investigates computer architecture, communication, data representation, data structures, programs, algorithms, logic, programming methodologies and the impact of computer science on society.

AS Unit 2
Practical Programming to Solve Problems
This component consists of a series of set tasks completed on-screen by candidates. These tasks will assess the practical application of knowledge and understanding and will require the use of Visual Basic.NET, Python or Java as a programming language.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include maths and English Language at grade C or above.

Assessment

Unit 1: Fundamentals of Computer Science is a written examination of 2 hours
Unit 2: Practical Programming to Solve Problems is an on-screen examination of 2 hours

Future opportunities

On successful completion of your AS in Computer Science you can progress onto A2 Computer Science which qualifies for UCAS points so if you complete it successfully you could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management. You could also go on to work based training such as IT User/Practitioner NVQs or vendor-specific qualifications.

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

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: 07 September 2016
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