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A-Level Computer Science at UTC@harbourside

Course description

Computer Science

Course content

Computer Systems

  • The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices‚Ä®
  • Software and software development
  • Exchanging data
  • Data types, data structures and algorithms‚Ä®
  • Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues

Algorithms and Programming

  • Elements of computational thinking 
  • Problem solving and programming
  • Algorithms

Programming Project

The candidate will choose a computing problem to work through according to the guidance in the specification.

  • Analysis of the problem
  • Design of the solution
  • Developing the solution
  • Evaluation

American Express has expressed an interest becoming involved in supporting the programming project.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 or above in Mathematics, grade B or above in Computer Science if taken at GCSE.


Computer Systems: Written 2h 30m 40%

Algorithms and programming: Written 2h 30m 40%

Programming Project: 20%

How to apply

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Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September