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Computing AS/A2 Level at Colchester Royal Grammar School

Course description

The Department aims to ensure that every pupil at CRGS will leave the school competent and confident in Computing and familiar with a range of commonly used applications.

Resources include four computer suites consisting of 118 computers together with interactive whiteboards, projectors, digital cameras, camcorders, Raspberry Pi computers etc.

Students take three modules – one on-screen examination, one written theory paper and undertake a practical project of their choosing.


Course content

Students can continue with their interests by opting for AQA Computing at A-Level. Here students learn to program the computer, using Visual Basic, and study more advanced technical aspects of the computer:


  • Programming
  • Consequences of uses of computing
  • Data structures
  • Communication and networking
  • Algorithms
  • Databases
  • Theory of computation
  • Big Data
  • Data representation
  • Fundamentals of functional programming
  • Computer systems
  • Systematic approach to problem solving
  • Computer organisation and architecture
  • Non-exam assessment - the computing practical project


Entry requirements




How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Royal Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

Key information

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