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Computer Science A Level at Burnley College

Course description

Studying Computer Science encourages students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of computing as a basis for progression into further learning and/or employment. Emphasis is placed on learning how to write code i.e. program.

There is an increasing need for programmers to develop creative uses of technology to improve current processes and explore new techniques. Studying computing will develop these skills, with a particular focus on problem solving, thinking laterally and being able to navigate complex situations.

Students will be introduced to the language Python and students will learn how to develop coding solutions for increasingly complex situations that, in turn, will enhance their ability to simplify real world problems. Students will also study the fundamental components of a computer and learn how these create the most powerful machines ever known.

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 Maths. A minimum of a grade B in Mathematics or a C in GCSE Computing.

Future opportunities

The course provides wide-ranging options for progression to university courses in areas such as Computer Science, Software Engineering and Digital Media. It is also useful for a variety of careers in areas such as Web Design, Programming and Networking.

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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