Computer Science A-Level at The Clarendon Academy
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.
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.
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.