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Computing A Level at Hammersmith Academy

Course description

Computing and computer technology are embedded in our everyday lives. From the cars we drive, to the movies we watch and the ways in which businesses and governments interact with us. Having a deeper knowledge of Computing becomes valuable whether you want to be a scientist, develop the latest trending application, or just need to know why your machine has frozen.

Here at Hammersmith Academy we aim to develop problem solvers. We want our students to revel at the possibility of being challenged to find solutions. Hence in the Sixth Form we offer AQA’s A Level Computing. This course consists of three units of work. The units assess a student’s knowledge and skills to solve or investigate a practical problem through programming and test the student’s theoretical knowledge of computer science through a written exam. Students will develop an understanding of the principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. They will also design, program and evaluate computer systems that solve problems, making reasoned judgements about these and presenting conclusions.

The Computing A-Level is a popular qualification accepted by most universities, including Oxbridge and the Russell Group. It is a subject that suits someone with a highly logical and analytical mind and is hence favoured by those who are strong in the Maths and Sciences. Computing is a module that is offered in many degrees courses, including Engineering, Maths, Medicine, Accountancy and Business. It is a hence both a practical and useful subject to have under your belt.

Entry requirements

Eight or more GCSE’s Grades A*–C. Grade A* in Maths and Grade B in English and Grade A in Science subjects is essential to be able to access this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hammersmith Academy directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2017
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