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Computer Science

What is Computer Science?

Computer Science is one of the fastest growing fields, spanning across multiple sectors including all areas of science, business, IT, financial and many others. If you would like to develop your programming skills and understand more about the theory of Computer Science, then this course is for you. There is a high demand for Computer Science graduates and this is reflected by the average starting salaries. 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?

This course will look at the fundamentals of programming, data structures, algorithms and data representation. Alongside the theory you will also develop your programming skills and use them to problem solve and complete a practical project. Previous projects include Unity projects for developing your own game. You will also consider the social, moral and ethical side of computer use.

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.

Did you know?

A computer as powerful as the human brain would be able to perform about 38 thousand trillion operations per second and hold about 3,584 terabytes of memory.

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