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ComputingA Level

Strong and competent IT skills are essential in practically all industries and open up a wealth of career opportunities.The aims of the computing course are to encourage students to develop the capacity to think creatively, innovatively, analytically, logically and critically. Students will gain an understanding of the organisation of computer systems including software, hardware, data, communication and people.

You will develop the ability to apply skills, knowledge and understanding of computing, including programming, in a range of contexts to solve problems. You will be taught about project management and effective communication with an awareness of emerging technologies and an appreciation of their potential impact on society.

  • I have enjoyed learning programming skills and have found the theory interesting too.

Course Content

Unit 1

Computing fundamentals - computing fundamentals, including hardware, software, the presentation, structure and management of data, how data is transmitted and networked, the life cycle of systems development, the characteristics of information systems, and the implications of computer use.

Unit 2

Programming techniques and logical methods - designing solutions to particular problems, how procedural programs are structured, the types of data and data structures, the common facilities of procedural languages, how to write maintainable programs, and how to test and run solutions.

Key Facts

  • Course Level A Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 100% (AS Level) 60% (A Level) Coursework Project 40% (A Level)
  • Assessor OCR
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ Levels 4-9.
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE including forums and online assessment