Computing AS/A Level at Sheldon School
The Computing course provides you with real, practical skills in computer programming, and knowledge about how to implement systems, as well as a good understanding of how computers actually work. The A Level course builds very well on the OCR GCSE course.
The A Level course builds very well on the OCR GCSE course.
There are four units:
- F451: Computing Fundamentals (how computers work and how to develop new systems)
- F452: Programming Techniques and Logical methods (programming!)
- F453: Advanced Computing Theory (deeper into the computer)
- F454: Computing Project
An interest in solving problems is the main requirement, along with GCSE Computing. Evidence of extra curricular projects related to computing would also be a consideration, as would a strong GCSE ICT grade. A summer project will be provided.
Computing is, to the modern world, what engineering was to the industrial revolution. Few industries do not use computing, and the reach of the systems seems to be deepening all the time. Studying Computing will give you a very wide range of career paths. The A Level opens the doors for students to go on and do a Degree, Diploma or study other sciences. The options available to students are limitless, but include software/hardware development, database administration, network security and maintenance as well as many others.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sheldon School directly.