ABOUT THE COURSE
Do you want to take your computing knowledge to the next level?
This exciting new course will demystify the magic of computer systems’ hardware and software, and provide you with a good understanding of the current issues facing computer scientists and the computing industry.
You will be introduced to the internal workings of the CPU, learn how data is exchanged, find out how to create software, develop your knowledge of data types and explore legal and ethical issues. You will also develop your problem-solving and computational thinking skills, as well as the ability to develop algorithms to describe and solve problems.
You will demonstrate your practical abilities through completing a programming project that is chosen by you. This will require you to analyse, design, develop, test, evaluate and document a software solution for your chosen problem. This practical project gives you an opportunity to focus on a specific area of computer science and to use a programming language that interests you.
WHAT WE ADD
You will be taught by dedicated staff with relevant industry or academic experience, with access to high specification computing classrooms, equipped with a range of devices to assist your learning. There will also be opportunities to take part in competitions and educational visits, to support you to challenge yourself and explore your future.
HOW CAN I STANDOUT WITH COMPUTER SCIENCE?
A Level Computer Science is an excellent base for a university degree in the vast field of computing. You could choose to study computer science, business information systems, network engineering, computer games development or cyber security, amongst others, as well as more traditional degree subjects, such as mathematics or economics, where your problem-solving skills will be highly valued. You will also be well-placed to apply for a degree apprenticeship, where you will learn and study whilst being employed within a technology company, such as CISCO, BAE Systems, IBM, Unilever, Barclays, KPMG or BT.
– Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
– You will need a minimum grade 6 in GCSE Maths
– You will need a strong interest in technology and the ability to use logical thinking to problem-solve