AS / A Level Computer Science

    Exam Board

    AQA

    Entry Requirements

    Students require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 6 or above (or equivalent), including English, and Mathematics.

    Course Outline

    A Level Computing provides students with a broad technical knowledge and the ability to write their own programs and software in the Java Programming Language – one of the most popular languages used in industry today. At AS students study 2 units which enable them to explore the fundamental principles of Computing.

    AS level Units:

    Unit 1: Problem Solving, Programming, Data Representation and Data Structure
    Unit 2: Computer systems and architecture

    Assessment (AS Level):

    Unit 1: 2 hour on-screen examination
    Unit 2: 1 hour written examination

    Into the future …

    Computer programming is a necessary skill in a number of different disciplines – undergraduate students reading Physics, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science must all learn how to program and a head-start can be vital!

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