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A Level Computing at New College Stamford

Course description

Expand your knoweldge and skills in programming and computational thinking. You will develop your problem solving skills and gain an understanding of design systems, human and machine intelligence, wireless networks, boolean algebra and data management.You will study:AlgorithmsProgramming techniquesConnections for hardware componentsFunctions and system softwareWireless networks and online protocols and standardsCapturing, selecting, exchanging and managing data to produce informationData types and structuresBoolean AlgebraNumber representation and number basesThis course is approximately 35% exam and 65% coursework.

Course content

You will learn to think creatively, logically and critically through tutor-led discussions, intereactive activities and multimedia clips with the opportunity to explore your interests and creativity with your investigative course work project.

Entry requirements

APS 40 and 5 GCSEs at grades C or above including English at grade C/5 or above, and a grade B/6 or above in maths.


This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

Future opportunities

Example job roles:Software developerSystem analystGames developerStudying further:HND in Computer and Systems Development at New College StamfordComputing degrees at University.

Further information

APS Calculator:The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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