Computer Science AS & A Level at NewVIc
From Facebook to running nuclear power stations, software development is at the heart of modern living. If you want to learn about computer programming and enjoy solving problems, you will enjoy this subject.
The course will focus on:
- analysing user requirements, design and implementation of solutions
- gaining an in-depth knowledge of computing and related topics
- developing knowledge of programming theory
- building practical skills in developing software programs
- using the Visual Basic .NET programming environment
- design, create and test computer programs
- research and understand computing concepts using Kerboodle (an internet-based VLE)
- enhance your ability to work with numbers
- build your problem-solving skills
You will need to have averaged grade B in the majority of your GCSEs, including a minimum grade 6 in Mathematics. Your college programme must include AS-level Mathematics and should be Engineering, Science or Graphics/ Digital Media-focused. Computer Science is a challenging A-level which you are strongly advised to research well before choosing as one of your subject options.
In the second year, you will undertake a major project and take one practical programming skills examination and one written examination.
This subject is ideal if you intend to go on to study Computer Science, Software Engineering or newer courses such as Gaming or Genetic Engineering at degree level.
There are many related courses where knowledge of programming is an advantage. Computer Science is viewed as a difficult subject, in the same way as Mathematics and Science A-levels.
AS-level Computer Science must be taken in combination with AS-level Mathematics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.