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Computing

A level Computer Science

Qualification

AS / A2

Examination Board

WJEC

Course Description

Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as computer science, computing, software engineering and programming. The subject is an increasingly favourable A-level to support applications to Science and Mathematics based degrees. A number of students go onto employment or move onto an apprenticeship programme.

AS/A2 Units

The first year is the AS course and covers topics such as:

  • Unit CG1: Understanding of software, system development, data and applications
  • Unit CG2: Develop a program using a programming language

The second year completes the A’ level with topics such as:

  • Unit CG3: Additional knowledge of software, system development, data and applications
  • Unit CG4: Analyse, design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer program

Assessment

65%

examination and coursework

35%

Entry

5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language and Maths.C grade or above in GCSE computer science or B grade or above in GCSE ICT.

Progression

Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as computer science, computing, software engineering and programming or any career involving computing in an organisation. A number of students go onto employment or move onto an apprenticeship programme

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Course Length:

2 Years


Course Levels:

3



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