Computer Science A Level

Brief details:

This specification promotes the integrated study of computer science. It will enable learners to develop a broad range of skills in the areas of programming, system development, computer architecture, data, communication and applications. The practical programming component requires learners to investigate, design,  prototype, test and evaluate a solution.

Preferred entry requirements:

At least grade 5 at GCSE maths or grade 5 at GCSE computer science. Suitability will be discussed during interview.

Units studied:

  • Unit 1: Programming and system development
  • Unit 2: Computer architecture, data, communications and applications
  • Unit 3: Programmed solution to a problem     

Exam Board: Eduqas

Course Assessment details:

This course is assessed through examination (80%) and practical assessment (20%)

Progression and career opportunities:

This specification encourages candidates to develop a wide variety of exciting skills and knowledge of computing as a basis for progression into further learning or employment in computing-related fields.