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Computer Science A-Level at The Clarendon Academy

Course description

Paper 1 – On screen exam – 2 hours 30-40%

This paper tests a student’s ability to program, as well as their theoretical knowledge of Computer Science from a subject content 1-4 (fundamentals of computing) and the skills required from section 13.

Paper 2 – Written exam – 2 hours 30 - 40%

This paper tests a student’s ability to answer questions from subject content (data representation and programming).

Non-exam assessment – 20% of A-Level

The non-exam assessment assesses student’s ability to use the knowledge and skills gained through the course to solve or investigate a practical problem, Students will be expected to follow a systematic approach to problem solving.

Career Pathways

Industry is continually evolving with the introduction of new technologies and the need for highly specialised computing staff. A-Level provides the most direct entry to Higher Education courses and a development path towards a challenging and progressive career. Career opportunities are diverse as computing fits well alongside other fields such as engineering, science, medicine, product design and Mathematics to name a few.

Entry requirements

In the first year of the Sixth Form, students are expected to follow at least 3 subjects. Most will choose 4.

A minimum of 5 grade Cs are required to undertake A Levels and a grade B is recommended in your chosen subjects

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Clarendon Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years