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Computer Science A Level at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

GCE Computing gets on the inside of the single most powerful tool the world has seen. Computers figure in all our lives; in science, technology, manufacturing, research and medicine. Computing influences and affects everything we do. There’s a world out there just bursting with invention and opportunities, and 90% of it is driven by a computer. GCE Computing follows a programme of learning that is sure to make the most of your talents and skills.

Chips with everything

This day and age being online is an essential part of living. The power of the Internet means you can shop online, see right around the globe, visit virtual worlds, play games, watch films, blog with friends and relatives anywhere, any time.

Log on and learn

The great thing is, because the technology moves as fast as you can study it, there’s always going to be new and interesting things to learn.

Entry requirements

- Grade 6 in English
- Grade 7 in GCSE Maths
- Grade B in GCSE ICT or Computing
(if studied)


Paper 1 - [40%] Written Paper, 2 hours 30 minutes exam
Paper 2 - [40%] Written Paper, 2 hours 30 minutes exam

Candidates will be required to answer compulsory short-answer and extended-answer

Non-exam Assessment - [20%] Practical Project

The non-exam assessment assesses your ability to use the knowledge and skills gained
through the course to solve or investigate a practical problem.

Future opportunities

Computing involves everyone, in every walk of life. So your career opportunities are endless. If you study Maths as well as Computing you’re sure to become very employable. Opportunities include science, engineering, computer programming and Education, Teaching or IT

Further information

Computing sits next to Maths and other Science based subjects very well as you will need to be a very logical thinker. You should also have a real passion for computers and be keen to learn various programming languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years