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Computing A-level at South Essex College

Course description

Year one:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of computer systems
  • principles of computing (including programming)
  • how they are applied to the solution of problems

Year two:

  • understanding of systematic methods such as the use of algorithms and test strategies
  • maintenance of computer systems
  • skills associated with documenting solutions
  • producing computer-based solutions to real problems

System ref: #35245

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including:

  • English language
  • grade B or above in maths


Year one:

  • exams: 100%

Year two:

  • exams: 60%
  • coursework: 40%

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

Computer Science will prepare you for an ever increasing number of higher education courses including computing, software engineering, business and computer
graphics. In today’s workplace, those with knowledge and skills in computing have the opportunity to pursue a range of high tech careers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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