Computing Science A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
You will be a logical thinker and enjoy problem-solving. You will study a wide range of topics including the structure and function of the processor; types of processor; input, output and storage- operating systems; application generation; an introduction to programming; databases; computer networks; web technologies; data types; data structures; Boolean algebra; computing related legislation and ethical, moral and cultural issues. You will learn theory in the first year in preparation for the hands-on programming into the second year. In your second year you will learn how to program in a programming language in addition to theory topics.
You will work using updated and modern technologies and tools to prepare in both your written and practical assessments. Students often progress to a computing or technical degree and follow a technical career in the computing industry, business or engineering.
Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.
To study computer science at this level a grade C or better in GCSE mathematics and English are preferred. Chemistry or physics are recommended to study alongside computer science but this is not mandatory.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.