Accessibility links

Computing AS/A2 at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

In a modern society, Computing skills and the ability to code are some of the most highly sought after! Studying Computing at A Level will challenge, excite and intrigue you, and will make you a dream candidate for many employers. The content is relevant, up-to-date and will form the basis of a successful future in Computer Science or a Business-based environment.

Course content

You will cover a range of topics, including: - Basic and advanced computer programming techniques; - Computer systems and machine architecture; - Problem solving using computing; - Systems design and testing; - Communication and networking. If you’re intrigued and want to know more about computing and the digital age in which we live, this is the course for you!

Entry requirements

It is not essential to have previously studied ICT, but you must have at least a grade B in Maths to study this subject


Year 12: 2 hour on screen examination (60%); 1 hour written examination (40%) Year 13: 2 hour 30 minutes written examination (60%); internally assessed coursework (40%

Future opportunities

This course is highly prized by Universities as one which shows logic, mathematical skill and creativity. It leads to a number of courses including: - Computer Science and ICT - Maths It is also ideal for entry into apprenticeships and employment.

Further information

This is an ideal course that combines the theory and technical knowledge behind computing, with a practical application. Students will have taught lessons, but will also be required to do a number of skills tasks which allows them to be creative and show computational understanding. Students will also take part in visits to computing-based industries to broaden their understanding, as well as having visiting speakers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

Contact details