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Computer Science A Level at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for people interested in computers and the idea of computational thinking and its use by both humans and machines. Thinking computationally involves questions that have the potential to change how we view the world and is an important skill within the computing Science industry.

The course is not just about learning to use tools or training in a programming language.


Course content

The course covers the following areas:

  • Problem solving
  • Data representation
  • Computer components
  • The stored program concept
  • Operating systems
  • Databases
  • Networking

Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including a grade B in Maths.


You will be taught using a range of teaching techniques including lectures, web 2.0 tools, group work, quizzes and collaboration via the latest technologies. You will complete projects set with an employer focus and gain valuable experience through realistic working environments.

Future opportunities

Studying computing can help you move in to a career in computing as well as jobs in a range of other industries including medicine, law, business and politics.

You can also use the qualification to help you on to a higher education course at Sunderland College or university


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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