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Computer Science BTEC at Paston Sixth Form College

Course description

Ever wanted to go into programming or become a software designer? Then this two A level equivalent course is the path for you. The BTEC National Diploma in Computer Science covers 10 units ranging from the basics of mathematics in comp, to developing applications for mobile phones, and investigating how forensics works within computing.

Within the principles of Computer Science you will cover the essential skills required in problem solving and analysis of program development. You will learn to analyse, develop, and evaluate algorithms and code for a specific purpose. This can be done by producing pseudo code, flowcharts, or by developing procedural or object orientated programming. 

You will cover how to project manage including skills on how to develop a project using multiple types of methodology and planning.

Entry requirements

Vocational Programme:
Minimum of 5 C grades (or new grade 4) at GCSE or Distinction/ Merit in a relevant BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) plus 1 grade C (or new grade 4) at GCSE.

You must also study English/ Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved grade 4 or old C grade in these subjects.

Mixed Programme:
If you wish to mix A levels with vocational courses, you must meet entry requirements for the bigger part of your programme:

  • 2 A levels plus a single award vocational course - A level programme requirements
  • Double award vocational plus 1 A level - vocational programme entry requirements, plus any subject specific requirements for the chosen A level.

You must also study English/ Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved grade 4 or old C grade in these subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

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