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Computer Science A-Level at Bristol Brunel Academy

Course description

Program a computer like a professional. Understand the development of software and the underpinnings of the modern world we live in. Develop Apps and become a true citizen of the 21st century.

Course content

Year 1

Study an amazing array of concepts, from basic introductions to how computer systems work, to looking at binary and the basic constructs of programming. Start to learn how to program and the key concepts to enable you to build computer programs to solve problems in the real world.

Year 2

Develop and enhance your programming skills in object oriented programming languages like Java in order to be able to create your own piece of software of your choice. In developing the software you will demonstrate a number of key programming skills and concepts all whilst building an app, website or other executable program.


Entry requirements

C grade in Computing or relevant qualifications. C at Mathematics minimum.

Minimum Academic Standard for Progression into Y13

Entry into Y13 is not automatic in CLF Post 16.

The majority of students will continue into Y13 dependent on the entry criteria for courses as outlined below:

For A levels, all students must attain a minimum academic standard of passing all subjects with at least two D grades for successful progression in to Y13.

Supportive statements from subject teachers confirming suitability for continued study at A level. Following receipt of AS results, students who have met the entry requirements will be offered a place in Y13.

Students who do not meet the entry requirements into Y13 will be given guidance about a change of study programme and relevant courses available. They will not be allowed to re-sit the same core learning aims (i.e. subjects) as they did in Y12.


Previously exams with small coursework tasks.

Future opportunities


BSc Computer science; games development; systems analysis and any computer science related qualification apprenticeship in industry.


Programmer; games developer; systems admin; systems analyst; software developer; app developer; hardware designer.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Brunel Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2015

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