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Computing A Level at Guildford College

Course description

This two year course will encourage you to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in computing as a basis for progression into further learning.

This course will teach you to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically, whilst gaining an understanding of computer system,  computing, project and time management, and relationships and uses of computing.

You will also gain an understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on society.


Course content

  • Hardware and communication
  • Organisation and structure of data
  • Data types and data structures
  • Algorithms and programming
  • Nature and type of software e.g. application and systems
  • System and analysis design
  • Characteristics of computer applications
  • Consequences of current trends in the use of computers
  • Privacy and security
  • Analysis and design
  • Software development
  • Program documentation
  • Testing and evaluation

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths at grade B or above and English at grade C or above.




Future opportunities

A Level Computing will prepare you for one of the many courses available at university including computing, software, engineering, business and computing or computing graphics, amongst others.

Further information

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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