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Computer Science - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

Advances in computing are transforming the way we work. The A Level Computer Science qualification is a practical subject where learners can apply the academic principles of computational thinking in order to solve problems using computers.

Course content

You will study a range of theory topics which will be assessed through examinations. You will choose a computing problem to work through and use a high-level programming language and graphical user interface (GUI) to solve it.

Entry requirements

For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.


You will work towards an A Level in Computer Science. To achieve this qualification, you must complete a total of three units:

Component 1: Computer Systems

Component 2: Algorithms and Programming

Component 3: Programming Project

The assessment will comprise of two examinations (Components 1 and 2) and a computer programming project (Component 3).

Future opportunities

This qualification is suitable for learners intending to pursue any career in which an understanding of technology is needed. It is also suitable for students wishing to pursue a career or higher education in the Computer Science field. It will provide learners with a range of transferable skills such as problem solving and analytical thinking. This qualification is also suitable to support learning in a range of other areas such as maths, science and engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September