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Computer Science AS level at Sutton Community Academy

Course description

This qualification offers a mix of theoretical and practical units of work, with the expectation that students will develop their programming skills. Students are advised that due to the high coursework content they will need access to a computer at home in order to meet project deadlines.

Course content

You will begin acquiring knowledge and understanding of software, system development, data and applications. Practical work is designed to develop the practical aspects of Computing in a way that would not be possible through a written examination. The main objective will be the analysis, design, software development, documentation, testing and evaluation of a system leading to a solution to the given problem.

Entry requirements

5 or more GCSEs at A* – C, including grade B in Maths, grade C in English and grade B in Computing.


AS Level – 32.5% Exam, 17.5% Coursework

Future opportunities

This is an ideal course to complement further study in Computing or a related area through a range of higher education / vocational courses (e.g. Computer Science, Computing, and Software Engineering) or direct entry into employment. It will also provide a basis for students wishing to follow a career in computer gaming, website design and in other IT related careers.

Further information

This A Level fits perfectly amongst A Level Maths and A Level Physics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year