A Level (Level 3)

Computer Science

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This practical subject will develop the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, logically and critically. You will study a broad range of topics and apply the academic principles learned in the classroom to real-world situations to gain an understanding of how computer scientists design and develop the software that is becoming ever more central to the way we live.


  • Contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
  • Elements of computational thinking
  • Programming and problem solving
  • Algorithm design and efficiency
  • Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues.

Career Options

Programmer, network engineer, database administrator, games developer, interface designer, multimedia programmer, systems analyst, systems developer and tester.

University Options

Computer Science, Information Systems, Multimedia, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, Software Development, Cyber Security, Internet/Games Related, Animation, Programming, Information Management.

Course Requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths at a grade 6, and either science (Physics or double award) or Computer Science at grade 6.


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