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Computer Science A Level at Carisbrooke College

Course description

This course is aimed at students who are keen on practical computer work and especially solving mathematical type problems. You will gain a wide knowledge of computer systems and programming skills. The course covers a wide range of computing applications, for example: control systems, artificial intelligence, networking and many others. There is also thorough theoretical coverage. Programming is mainly taught using Visual BASIC. LMC will also be used to teach about assembly language, and there will be opportunities to use HTML, CSS and Java script to create web pages.

Course content

Problem solving, programming, algorithms, data representation, computer components, the stored program concept, software development, networking and the internet. Students will also choose a practical project which will showcase their programming skills.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements into the VI Form are a minimum of 5 A*-C Grades (or equivalent Level P9 - P5 English & Mathematics) at GCSE for A levels/Level 3 courses.

Most subjects have specific entry requirements, which can be found below. If you do not meet these requirements, an interview will be necessary with the subject leader and parents or carers to determine your suitability for the course and a trial period may be agreed: C or P5 – English B or P6 - Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Most students carry on to study computer science at university and it is possible to follow courses such as computer science, artificial intelligence, games design, games programming, software engineering etc. Other courses link business management with computing or IT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carisbrooke College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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