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Computer Science A Level at Tudor Grange Academy

Course description

The UK is suffering from a shortage in people who truly understand how computers work and who can create programs that will solve tomorrow’s problems. The demand for programmers for the next app, game and website is high and growing fast. This course will equip you with the practical skills to meet this demand, whilst developing your understanding of the impact computers have on our lives.

What will the next generation of computers look like? Will computers ever be able to think? How will our lives change as a result of new innovations? If you like problem solving, are able to think creatively and logically, and are fascinated by every aspect of computers, then this is the right course for you.

Course content

In your first year you will learn about how computers work and the ways you can use programs to solve problems. In your second year you will continue to develop your programming skills until you can design and create your own programs.

Entry requirements

N/A

Assessment

Assessment at the end of the course by two external examinations – 80%.

Assessment of coursework project in Year 13, which will focus on cooling and programming – 20%

Future opportunities

The technology sector is rapidly growing whilst computers are becoming increasingly enmeshed in a variety of different industries. This means there are a wide range of degrees relevant to computing, and that employees with computing qualifications will be able to access a variety of jobs. Possible opportunities within computing itself include software developer, games developer, engineer, electrical engineer, ethical hacker or data analyst.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tudor Grange Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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