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A Level Computer Science at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre

Course description

                          

A-Level Computer Science prepares students for learning, working and living in an increasingly digital world. It develops creativity, logical thinking, problem solving,     independent learning and self-evaluation and teaches computing which is of enormous importance to the economy and focuses on computer technologies that are relevant in the modern world.

Computer Science students must have an interest in programming and be willing to research related topics in their own time. Students will be required to use logic to solve problems, so an interest in problem solving is also beneficial.

 

A-Level Computer Science complements A-Level Physics and Maths.

 

Exam Board: AQA

 

Course content

A-Level Computer Science prepares students for learning, working and living in an increasingly digital world. It develops creativity, logical thinking, problem solving, independent learning and self-evaluation and teaches computing which is of enormous importance to the economy. It focuses on computer technologies that are relevant in the modern world.                      

Exam Board: AQA

 

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 6 in Mathematics and grade 5 in English 

 

 

 

Assessment

 

A-Level Computer Science is a linear A-Level and all examinations are taken at the end of the course.

Paper 1 – Written examination 2 hours 30 minutes  (40%)

Paper 2 – Written examination 2 hours 30 minutes  (40%)

Non examination assessment – Practical project (20%)

 

 

Financial information

No enrolment fee.

Resource fees may apply.

Future opportunities

This specification has been designed for students who wish to go on to higher education courses or employment, where knowledge of Computer Science would be beneficial.

Computer Science is a foundation for careers in software development, IT support, web development and games design.

It also provides a good grounding for subjects such as Electrical Engineering.

 

Further information

Kyle Scudder—S6H Student

“I love A-Level computing and would absolutely recommend it to anyone that has an interest in computers, and learn about how they work, as well as anyone that has an interest in programming”

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 September 2018
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