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Computer Science A Level at Strode College

Course description

If you are interested in the principles of computing and system development, or you wish to pursue a career in a range of fields related to computing, then this course will be right for you.
Areas of study will include: computer programming, practical systems development, computer components, problem solving, operating systems, databases and networking.
Studying computing provides a good grounding for university courses in computing and engineering. It will combine well with Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Electronics and Business subjects. While no prior qualification in computing is required, a good understanding of maths will help your studies.

Course content

Although predominantly exam-assessed, the first year has a programming focus and the second year includes a practical software development project.
There are opportunities to become involved with computing competitions such as the British Informatics Olympiad. Last year, students visited CERN, site of the Large Hadron Collider and 'birthplace' of the Web.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A* - C or equivalent, including grade B or above in Maths.


The course is assessed by exams and a second year software development project.

Future opportunities

Many computing students progress to higher education and degree courses in Computer Science, Engineering and Software Engineering with the aim of starting a career in the industry. There are many good career opportunities in industry and business open to young people with computing skills.
Over the past few years our students have obtained places on computer science related honours degrees at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Bournemouth, Southampton, Warwick, Birmingham, St. Andrews and Cardiff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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