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Computer Science A-Level at The Nottingham Emmanuel School

Course description

This course enables students to further develop their ICT skills in the understanding of how computers work. The course gives a sound grounding in computing, including an understanding of computer systems, networking, the principles of programming, and the solving of problems. This is a recognised and valued qualification both to employers and universities in the field of computing. You will develop essential knowledge and understanding of concepts of computers and the skills needed for the use of these in new and changing technologies.

Course content

The AS Level course, students gain an appreciation of computer principles in one unit and consider programming techniques and logical methods to problem solving in the second unit. Each of these units is assessed by examination at the end of Year 12. For the full A level course, students advance their knowledge of computing theory and programming techniques for their final two examinations whilst also working on an individual programming project which is submitted as coursework.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of Grade B in GCSE ICT or Computer Science and a Grade B in GCSE Maths.

Future opportunities

This award is designed to provide a progression route to university or employment, for example, Software Engineering, Computer Science or System Analyst are some of the professional career paths one can take.

Further information

Students should have a minimum of grade B at GCSE ICT or GCSE Computer Science. Students need to be self motivated, able to work independently and meet deadlines. An excellent grasp of the key concepts of Maths is also essential (therefore it is a requirement to have gained a grade B or higher in GCSE Maths).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Nottingham Emmanuel School directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2015

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