Computer Science (A Level)
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Studying Computer Science at A Level gives students the opportunities to not only develop extensive knowledge and the exact "how" of how computer works, but also lets students develop a wide range of computational and lateral problem-solving skills. Students develop a range of software development techniques through the creation of their own bespoke programs for their NEA including the development of Object-Oriented programs using Event Driven Programming and Graphical User Interfaces. This teaches students the necessary skills to be able to continue into further study at degree level, or to go straight into apprenticeship programmes offering students the opportunity to develop software. With such a wide and varied programme of study, students will learn about the key fundamental building blocks of computers and will open up a world of further opportunities to learn more.
In the space underneath, you will find specific information related to this subject. As Key Stage 5 specifications change, it is possible that the course being offered to Year 12 is different to that being studied in Year 13.
With that in mind, please find attached below, links to the respective courses being offered to current Year 12 and Year 13 students.
Year 12 - A Level Computer Science:
Year 13 - A Level Computer Science:
Please find attached below, the Curriculum Maps for both Year 12 and Year 13: