Computer Science A Level
AQA A Level Computer Science
The equivalent of 5 GCSEs A*-C (including mathematics, science and English). Preferably BTEC First Award in ICT and/or ECDL – achieving a Merit or better.
This is a 2 year full-time course, and is 80% assessed through 5 examinations and 20% non-examination based assessment.
Brief Outline of Coursework/Controlled Assessments
Students taking this course will learn:
fundamentals of programming, data structures, algorithms
theory of computation
data representation, computer systems and uses of computing
computer organisation and architecture
bid data, databases, communication and networking.
General Information about the Course
The AQA A level in Computer Science is a course designed with the computer scientist in mind – it combines theory with practical application.
The course will develop a student’s understanding of programming and allow them to experiment, applying theory and demonstrating their competence.
The course is ideally suited to someone looking to pursue a career in IT technical support, engineering or looking to study a computer science course at university.