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Computer Science A-Level

What is Computer Science A-Level?

Computer Science is one of the fastest growing fields, spanning across multiple sectors including all areas of science, business, IT, financial and many others. This course offers you a solid foundation in Computer Science, which will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the demands of the many careers available to you, such as Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst and Games Designer. If you enjoy problem solving and meeting challenges, Computer Science is the right course for you.

What Will I Study?

  • Fundamentals of programming
  • Fundamentals of data structures
  • Fundamentals of algorithms
  • Theory of computation
  • Fundamentals of data representation
  • Fundamentals of computer systems
  • Fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture
  • Consequences of uses of computing
  • Fundamentals of communication and networking
  • Fundamentals of databases
  • Big Data
    Fundamentals of functional programming

What Next?

Many of our learners go on to study Computer Science, Software Engineering or Games Development at higher education. Others may choose degree apprenticeship routes or go into employment in the technology industry.

Exam Board:

Eduqas (WJEC)

Entry Requirements:

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in Maths ( strongly advised to also study Maths or Core Maths).

Course Type

A Level

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Maths, Physics, Statistics, Accounting and Further Maths.

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