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Title: Computing

Type: A Level

Entry Requirements: Standard entry requirements including a minimum of a 6 in mathematics or 5 in computing. Previous study of ICT is not required.

Course Length: 2 Years

Guide to A-Level Computing


It is impossible to over-emphasise the role that computers play in the modern day world. A level computing will give you a valuable insight into the inner workings of computer systems, from the internet to your smartphone and home computers.

You will do a lot of practical work, gaining skills in using modern software and in particular, in learning to write useful, working computer programs in visual basic. Understanding how to write programs will be useful to those who intend to study mathematics, science and engineering at university. Of course, A level computing provides an excellent introduction for computer science and IT degrees.


You will be assessed by examination and a large project.

What Students Say:

""I really enjoyed studying Computer Science, the course was challenging and interesting, it allowed me to go in depth into areas I wanted and helped me develop my problem solving and research skills in developing my own software. The staff were always ready to help me inside and outside of lessons too – I would recommend it to anyone!" "

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