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Computing A Level at Newcastle Sixth Form College

Course description

Computing and computer technology are part of our lives from where we driving the cars, the movies we watch, the way businesses and government deal with us. Understanding different aspects of computing is one of the necessary skills set for young people to gain in our century.

Students can develop the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, logically and critically

Entry requirements

We expect all computing students to have a working knowledge of ICT and the basic use of software in addition to at least GCSE Maths grade B.


Learning and assessment

In order to achieve your A Level grade you will sit two external examinations in summer 2017 in addition to the submission of a programming project in summer 2017.
The exams are a mix of traditional theory questions, programming questions based on practical activities carried out in class and more involved discuss questions using
research carried out throughout the year in conjunction with key terminology.

Future opportunities

Computing students are likely to complete the full Computing A Level and progress to university or work in a related field.
Career opportunities occur in a wide variety of settings including large/ small software companies, large/small computer services companies, and large organisations of all kinds.

Future career opportunities include:
• Database administrator
• Games developer
• Information systems manager
• IT consultant/educator
• Interface design
• Mobile computing
• Multimedia programmer
• Network engineer
• Systems analyst
• Systems developer
• Quality Assurance (System Testing).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016
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