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Computer Science A Level at St Joseph's College

Course description

Computer Science involves making your own programs and programming solutions to problems. Computing students need to be independent, you must be able to solve problems on your own and investigate solutions. Mathematics is an important part of computing and for top grades you will need to be a confident mathematician.

Course content


  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Fundamentals of algorithms,
  • Theory of computation
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  • Consequences of uses of computing
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking
  • Fundamentals of databases
  • Big Data
  • Fundamentals of functional programming
  • Systematic approach to problem solving

Entry requirements

  • 6+ in GCSE Maths
  • 5+ in GCSE Computer Science
  • 5+ in GCSE English


Paper 1: Programming Theory (2.5 hours)

Paper 2: General computing Theory (2.5 hours)

Programming project

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years