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A-level Computer Science at College of West Anglia

Course description

A-level Computer Science will help you understand the ways that advances in computing are transforming the way we work.Some of the course content will include: - Programming in C# - Fundamentals of programming - Fundamentals of data structures - Fundamentals of algorithms - Theory of computation - Fundamentals of data representation - Fundamentals of computer systems - Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture - Consequences of uses of computing - Fundamentals of communication and networking - Fundamentals of databases - Big Data - Fundamentals of functional programming - Software development coursework project - Systematic approach to problem solving

Entry requirements

You will need 6 or more GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English language and maths, and grade 6 and above in your chosen subjects (where possible).


Students will follow a programme which combines class teaching with small group work, practical skills sessions, discussions, lectures, video material and case study work amongst other learning activities. Paper 1 Covers outcomes 1-4 - this paper tests ability to program, as well as theoretical knowledge of Computer Science. On-screen exam: 2 hours 30 minutes Paper 2: - Covers outcomes 5-9 - this paper tests ability to answer questions Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes Non-Exam Assessment: the non-exam assessment assesses ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve a practical problem. Students will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving, as shown in section 13 above. Coursework: 75 marks

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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