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Computer Science A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

Computer Science is a discipline that is an essential part of our world today. This is an exciting NEW A level course in a practical subject that applies academic principles.

The course is aimed at students who wish to develop skills in computing, networking, programing, internet and information systems.

Course content

The course offers opportunities for students to think creatively, to analysis problems, to be logical and critical while developing the good use of mathematical skills in Computer Science.

Learners will become familiar with computational terms through the observation and the use of computer systems. Develop skills through the practical experience of solving problems, including creating Apps, websites, games, programming solutions and computer networks.

Topics covered by the course include:

  • Computer systems architecture
  • Use of software and software development
  • Computer installations and networks
  • Databases and web technologies
  • Computational thinking
  • Problem solving and computing solutions
  • Algorithms and programming

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A - C including Maths.

Future opportunities

The Computer Science A level is already regarded as a useful qualification to support your entry onto any degree programme. Computer Science students may study degrees in any field but could specialise in Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Mobile Technologies, Robotics, Web Design as well pure Computer Science.

An understanding of computing has become a necessary practical skill so there are a wide variety of career opportunities in almost any industry sector. Learners could progress to apprenticeship programmes or full-time employment in any area of ICT and become networking engineers, web designers, systems developments or analysts. There are a vast range of opportunities for students of Computer Science.

Further information

A Level Computer Science complements most other A Levels. However, we would recommend that students with a Maths/Science background consider taking this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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