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Computer Science A Level at The Petchey Academy

Course description

Computer science is a fast-moving field that brings together many disciplines, including mathematics, programming, engineering, and the natural sciences.


This A-Level Computer Science course is a challenging 2 year programme. It consists of both coursework (20% of final grade) and two exam based units in year 13 (80% of final grade).

Students will begin by learning about different hardware and software used in computer science. This will include the various forms of data representation such as binary and hexadecimal, Booleans algebra and programming languages.

Programming and the use of algorithms are a part of the course. Students will learn to programme and develop a system that meets specified user requirements.

Entry requirements

8 GCSEs A*-C

ICT or Computing – A* - B

English, Maths and Science – A* - B

Future opportunities

This is a key subject for students planning to continue on to university and study subjects including computer science, computer game development, software engineering, information systems, music technology, networking or electronics at degree level.
Alternatively, students may consider direct entry into related employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Petchey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2017
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