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A Level Computing at North Oxfordshire Academy

Course description

This is the academic route for students who wish to study Computing at level 3.

Course content

You will study 4 units over the two year course, this course is made up of 80% examination, 20% coursework.

During the first year of the course you will be completing Computing Fundamentals, in which you will look at hardware, software, data including transmission and networking, information systems and the implications of using computer systems and Programming Techniques and Logical Methods, where you will learn how to create your own computer programs and studying how programs are developed. This will lead to an AS level qualification at the end of year 12.

On the successful completion of year 1 you will build upon the work you have done with a further 2 units, Advanced Computing Theory , this will include operating systems, translators, computer architecture, databases, data structures and representation along with the final unit - Computing Project leading to the full A-Level qualification.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements– this qualification is open to anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge within the computing field, however students who did not manage to achieve a GCSE grade C in Mathematics may struggle. A keen interest in Computing is essential.

Future opportunities

Computers are everywhere! If you study A-Level Computing you will find that it can help you to access higher education, not only in the computing field, but also supports science, engineering, medicine, business and even graphics.

There are local apprenticeships available within the computing field, a good grade in A-Level Computing will help you stand out above other applicants.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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