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Computer Science AS / A Level at Budmouth College

Course description

Computer science is a highly sought after subject in most STEM industries and the skills and knowledge gained during the study of this course are widely applicable.

The course is aimed at students who are logical and good problem solvers, building on these skills to develop programming skills and a wide theory base.

Students will learn how computers work and consider their impact on modern life. These skills can then lead to thousands of opportunities in higher education or in the business world.

Course content

AS

9 units covering programming and a broad range of computer science topics in preparation for 2 exams.

A Level

A further 5 units which will be studied in preparation for exams. There will also be problem-solving based projects.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in English and Grade 6 in Maths

Assessment

AS (if taken):

• 1 Written Exam

• 1 Practical Exam

 

A Level:

• 1 Written Exam

• 1 Practical Exam

• Coursework - Programming Project

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Teacher; Programmer; Game Developer; Web Developer; Application Developer; Technician; IT Analyst; IT Consultant; Researcher; Programming Language Specialist; Independent Developer (Indie); the options are endless!

Where could you go?

University of Plymouth; University of Manchester; Bristol University; Exeter University; Cambridge University; Apprenticeships around the country and into independent development (Indie).

Studying:

Computer Science; Computing; Game Development; Computer Security; Computer Networking; Robotics; Artificial Intelligence; Cyber Security/Crime; Teaching and many more opportunities. Strong programmers could also consider a wide range of IT and Computing based apprenticeships.

Recent student destinations:

Plymouth University; University of Manchester; Cambridge University.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 November 2016

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