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Where can Computing take me?

An A Level can help you to go on to higher level qualifications, such as an Honours Degree, or alternatively, you

can go straight into work. It will prepare you for a range of careers in the public, private and voluntary sectors,

including law, business, politics or any type of science.

Computing

A LEVEL / AQA Contact: Mr D Hewitt

What do our students say?

“Computing is challenging, different and

is perfect for those who want to go on to a

course or career in Computer Science.”

Assessment

Course Overview

This course aims to give you an understanding of the main principles of computer science and the theory

exam will cover the fundamentals of programming, data structures, software development, theory of

computation, data representation, computer systems, computer organisation and architecture, consequences

and uses of computing and communication and networking.

You will also develop capability in the use of a programming language in readiness for the practical

programming exam and will carry out a practical project to solve a problem of your choice.

There is a clear distinction between this course and ICT, so please read both briefs carefully before making

your decision.

A Level

Assessment

% of course

Paper 1 - programming exam

Paper 2 - theory exam

Centre Assessed Unit - programming project

2 hour 30 minute exam

2 hour 30 minute exam

Centre Assessed Project

40%

40%

20%

General Entry Requirements