An interesting and varied subject with emphasis on abstract thinking.
In today's computer age, it is essential that there are highly skilled people that have great computing knowledge, which is where the A-level Computing qualification comes into relevance. The A-level in Computing is varied, interesting and challenging and will appeal to students with most learning styles. You will need to have a logical mind and be good at maths because computing involves programming which is a logical and a mathematical discipline. The course has an emphasis on abstract thinking, problem-solving, programming, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning and provides wide-ranging options for progression to University.
Why Choose Computing?
- A qualification in A-level Computing is highly regarded when you venture into employment as there are so many careers where A-level Computing is essential.
- This course will prepare you for many of the courses at university, including computing, software engineering and business or computer graphics, amongst others.
- You will develop the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically.
- You will acquire the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of computing, in a range of contexts to solve problems.
Any special requirements?
The previous study of IT or Computing is not a pre-requisite for this A-level. Students should have an interest in computers and be prepared to work independently in order to complete the practical project in Year 2. Students must have achieved a minimum of a Grade B/5 in Mathematics.
What will I study?
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How will I be assessed?
There will be two examinations in the first year in order to achieve the AS level. There will be two additional examinations and a project at the end of Year 2 to complete the full A-level.