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Computing A Level at Burnley College

Course description

On this course you will study the underlying principles of solving problems using computers. You will cover a wide range of computer related themes including programming in visual basic, problem solving, basics of systems analysis and design, operating systems, hardware, internet technology and web page design.

Course content

In this digital age, the study of Computing is valuable to students of all disciplines. The course provides wide-ranging options for progression to university courses and there are diverse career opportunities in the expanding Information Technology sector. 

You will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities to enhance your studies. Last year our Computing and Information Technology students visited UCLan's Media Factory to produce 3D animations.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2):
At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths.

To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2):
At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Math's

A minimum of a grade B in Mathematics or a C in GCSE Computing Entry criteria for all qualifications are subject to a reference from your previous school or place of study.

Assessment

There will be two examinations including a practical project test in the first year in order to achieve the AS Level. There will be an additional examination and a project at the end of Year 2 to complete the full A Level.

Future opportunities

The course provides wide-ranging options for progression to university courses in areas such as computer science, software engineering and digital media and is useful to a variety of careers in areas such as web design, programming and networking.

Further information

We are an accredited centre for the British Computer Society, OCR CLAIT, CISCO and Microsoft Office Specialist

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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