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Computer Science A Level at Brigshaw High School and Language College

Course description

Computer Science covers the technical aspects of computers, such as computer architecture, networking, database and programming as well as the theory of computation and the moral, ethical, legal and cultural issues surrounding the subject. It is an intensely creative subject that enables students to develop skills in analysis, problem solving, invention and innovation and investigates the relationships between the natural and digital worlds.

Course content

  • Fundamentals of programming, data structures, data representation and algorithms
  • Theory of computation
  • Fundamentals of computer systems, organisation and architecture
  • Consequences of uses of computing
  • Communication and networking
  • Database
  • Functional programming

Entry requirements

At least a 6 in Maths and Computer Science and a 4 in English Language.  If you have not studied Computer Science please speak to Mr Romer


There are two 2½ hour examinations at the end of the second year, each contributing 40% of the final mark. A non-exam assessment Programming Project completes the other 20%.

Please note that with an 80/20 split, the emphasis of this course is on the theoretical aspects of Computer Science.

Future opportunities

This course will provide an opportunity to continue your studies at university on a wide variety of pathways including Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Games Programming and Software Engineering, as well as a range of joint degrees.

Further information

For further information, please speak to Mr Romer

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: 17 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September