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Computing AS/A2 Level at Woodlands School

Course description


  • the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically;
  • the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of computing, including programming, in a range of contexts to solve problems;
  • an understanding of the consequences of using computers, including social, legal, ethical and other issues;
  • an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of their potential impact on society.

Course content

Computer Fundamentals: 

Includes hardware, software, how data is transmitted and networked, the characteristics of information systems, and the implications of computer use.


Programming Techniques and Logical Methods



Includes designing solutions to particular problems, the common facilities of procedural languages, how to write maintainable programs, and how to test and run solutions.


Advanced Computing Theory


Includes operating systems, the function and purpose of translators, how computer architectures are structured, high level language programming paradigms, and low level languages.


Computing Project



Students gain an understanding of investigation and analysis, system design, software development and testing, documentation and evaluation.



Entry requirements


Minimum entry requirement is grade B, from Computing or Maths at GCSE.



AS Level

Computer Fundamentals

50% of the total AS GCE marks

1.5h written paper (100 marks)

Programming Techniques  and Logical Methods

50% of the total AS GCE marks

1.5h written paper (100 marks)


A2 Level

Advanced Computing Theory

30% of the total Advanced GCE marks

2h written paper (120 marks)

Computing Project

20% of the total Advanced GCE marks Coursework (80 marks)

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodlands School directly.

Last updated date: 13 May 2015

Key information

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