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Computing AS/A Level at Sheldon School

Course description

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.

Course content

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

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016

Key information

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