A Level Computer Science at King Edward VI College, Nuneaton
Computer Science will give students an in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts of computer science. There is a strong focus on programming, problem solving and computational thinking, as well as a broad grounding in the technology of computer systems. The main areas of study will be: -Computational thinking and problem solving through logic, analysis, critical reflection and creativity -Learning and applying programming methods to create working programs in the Python programming language -Understanding the design and functioning of computer hardware and software systems -Data representation, database development, and data structures -Mathematics including binary number systems -Economic, ethical and cultural issues relating to computer science
There are no specialist courses which you must have studied in order to do computer science at A level. We expect a good standard of English and Maths: our entrance requirements are a C or above in both of these subjects. GCSE Information Technology and Computer Science both provide a good background for this course. We do not require you to have studied these subjects.If you have these qualifications we will look for a grade C or above.
Study is divided between three modules: Programming theory (exam based) 40%, Computer architecture and applications (exam based), 40% Programming project (coursework) 20%. Assessment will take place at the end of two years of study.
This subject provides a good foundation for Computer Science and other technology-focused courses atdegree level. It also provides a good supporting subject for students who are expecting to go on to specialise in science, maths and business-oriented subjects. Computer Science is an important component of many career paths, as a sound understanding of computer technology is a significant aspect of many modern professions.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI College, Nuneaton directly.