Computing AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School
A level Computing pupils learn logical reasoning,
algorithmic thinking, system design and structured
problem solving, all concepts and skills that are
valuable well beyond the computing classroom.
You will gain awareness of the resources required to
implement and deploy a solution and how to deal
with real world and business constraints. These skills
are applicable in many contexts, from science and
engineering to the humanities and business, and
have already led to deeper understanding in many
areas. Computer simulations are essential to the
discovery and understanding of the fundamental
rules that govern a wide variety of systems from
how ants gather food to how stock markets behave.
Computing is also one of the leading disciplines
helping us understand how the human mind works,
one of the great intellectual questions of all time.
Unit 1 focuses on problem solving using the
fundamental principles of computation, abstraction
and automation. This is a practical unit and is
assessed by an on-screen examination which allows
candidates to demonstrate their knowledge of
fundamental principles, focusing on programming
through a board set problem-solving scenario.
In Unit 2 candidates study the fundamentals
of computers and how they work, covering the
structure of the internet and how computers
communicate using it. The social, economic and
moral consequences of computing are also
Unit 3 focuses on computational thinking, looking
at what can be computed, programming and
problem-solving including communication and
networking, operating systems and database
Unit 4 is a pupil led project with candidates being
required to complete a report on a computer-based
programmed solution to a real-life problem of their
choice. This can be for a business or organisation.
A grade B in GCSE Mathematics is essential.
Exams for all 4 units.
ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be
payable before submitting your application.
A level Computing is very well regarded by
universities everywhere. Although it is possible to
study Computing at university without an A level
in the subject, it is increasingly hard to do so.
There is an enormous skills shortage in this country
and overseas in the computing industry and the vast
majority of careers in the twenty-first century will
require an understanding of computing.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.