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Computer Science AS/A2 at Torpoint Community College

Course description

How do you fancy a subject that’s certain to boot up a great future for you?

Computing gets on the inside of the single most powerful tool the world has seen. There’s a world out there just bursting with invention and opportunities. And 90% of it is driven by a computer.

Your first part of the course (AS) will explore the basics.

What is a computer?

What’s programming and data all about?

How can a computer solve problems?

You’ll surf lots of stuff about systems, hardware, the Internet and the design of websites.


You’ll then switch on in the following year (A2) to the more advanced and complicated things computers can do. ‘Techie’ stuff like operating system development, software engineering and database design. 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.

Computing involves everyone, in every walk of life. So your career opportunities are endless. If you study IT, Maths, Science as well as Computing you’re sure to become very employable. Jobs like being a scientist, an engineer, a computer programmer or a medical scientist could be up for grabs. Then again, you might fancy Education, Teaching or IT as an alternative career path.

Entry requirements

4 B's or better

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

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