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The course gives students an in-depth understanding of how computer technology works. They get
an insight into what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in a computer. This includes a substantial amount of
The course will develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills through the study of
computer programming. This gives students a fun and interesting way to develop these skills, which
can be transferred to other subjects and even applied in day-to-day life.
The course provides excellent preparation for higher study and employment in the field of computer
science. Students with a GCSE in Computer Science, who then progress to study the subject at A
Level or university, will have an advantage over others who are picking up the subject at these levels.
Students will need access to a computer at home. Python programming language is free to download
There are no compulsory trips associated with this course.
A Level Computing
Computer Science, Software engineering, Artificial Intelligence
Programmer, Computer Hardware, Network Manager, Engineer, Financial and Resource
Manager, Science and Medicine careers
Content is studied across both Year 10 and 11.
Computer systems (40%)
Wired and wireless
Algorithms and Programming
Programming Project (20%)
Testing, evaluation and