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Computer Science A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College

Course description

Computing is a technical, scientific subject with a large practical element, quite different to the ICT courses studied at school.

Computing introduces you to programming and its use within applications. You will develop your programming skills through a series of engaging tasks and scenarios, whilst also benefitting from opportunities such as participating in the British Informatics Olympiad – a great way to showcase your skills.

Computing is also about understanding in detail, how computer systems actually work. Computers pervade every aspect of modern life. The microprocessor which lies at the heart of every computing system is found absolutely everywhere, from the PC on your desk to laptops, mobile phones, cars and microwave ovens. Computing at A-Level will give you a deep insight and understanding into how it all fits together, from the microprocessor, which you will study in some detail, to memory, storage, operating systems and network architectures.

Entry requirements

Grade B in Mathematics GCSE is required for this subject

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 36000511644105


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