A level Computer Science has been designed for students who wish to go on to higher education courses or employment, where knowledge of computing would be beneficial.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)

Programme of study - Year 12Programme of study - Year 13

This course, with its emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, scientific and engineering-based thinking, is a good foundation for further study.

In A level Computing, students will study two units of work:
Paper 1: 40% 2 hours 30 minutes on-screen examination
Paper 2: 40% 2 hours 30 minutes written examination
Non-exam assessment programming Project - 20% of A-Level, 75 marks

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Career progression

A level Computing leads on to studying Computer Science at university, which opens up career opportunities such as Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Network Engineer, Web Developer, Database Administrator and Systems Analyst and Business Intelligence Analyst.

"The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow." Bill Gates