The full course specification can be found at:
- The characteristics of contemporary processors, input, output and storage devices
- Software and software development
- Exchanging data
- Data types, data structures and algorithms
- Legal, moral, cultural and ethical issues
2 hours 30 mins
Written paper 40% of grade
Algorithms and programming
- Elements of computational thinking
- Problem solving and programming
- Algorithms to solve problems and standard algorithms
2 hours 30 mins Written paper
40% of grade
- Students will analyse, design, develop and evaluate a software project to solve a problem of their own choices
20% of grade
Generic A Level entry requirements
What can you do after the course?
This course has been designed for students who want to move on to future study in the computing field or related disciplines. Its emphasis on computer science and computation means this Computer Science A Level provides a valuable introduction to a growing academic and commercial area.
Is the course right for you?
Students must be interested in the mechanics as well as the use of computing – they must want to know what can be computed and how, rather than simply use existing software packages.