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Computer Science AS/A-Level at Cranford Community College

Course description

Lessons involve both taught theory and practical activity depending on the component. All necessary resources will be provided to support throughout the course, including resources on the virtual learning environment. Students will be required to work independently on the practical Programming Project.

Course content

The school has outstanding facilities and the students will be expected to make full use of these facilities both in the timetabled lessons and in their study periods. Students will also be encouraged to attend the Coding Club to increase their programming knowledge.

The course will enable students to learn advanced computational thinking skills that will be useful in both Higher Education and Employment. They will develop the understanding and ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science.

Entry requirements

Normally C in English, B in Maths, B in Computing or ICT.


  • Computer Systems (H446/01) 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40%
  • Algorithms and Programming (H446/02) 2 hours and 30 minutes written paper 40%
  • Programming Project (H446/03 or H446/04) 20%

Future opportunities

  • Computer Programmer
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • App Developer
  • Virtual Systems Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Developer
  • Games Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Multimedia Programmer
  • Information Systems Manager

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cranford Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years