Are you interested exploring how Computer Science provides solutions to problems, and learning how coding ensures machines can deliver our vision as humans?

A Level Computer Science will see you thinking in both abstract and concrete terms, and solving problems using logic, creativity and reasoning.

Computer Science involves you learning how coding and computer architecture drives how computers work.

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway and a grade 6 in GCSE Maths.

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

The topics you study will see you learning how computing works, and how to solve problems by breaking them down into a series of steps. Topics included in the OCR specification:

- Computer Systems
- Algorithms and programming
- Programming Project

Our dedicated Computing experts will help prepare you for a future in the industry by helping you to develop your knowledge using the latest industry standard software.

You will benefit from access to real life professionals and our outstanding teaching staff will help you to learn about the science of computers, from how computing solutions are designed through to the ethics and legislation of computing. Our students have access to the latest industry standard equipment to support their learning.

Assessment is via two examinations weighted at 40% each and an externally moderated project weighted at 20%. 

This course supports a wide range of progression routes, as it is highly valued by careers requiring a high level of logical reasoning and problem solving. Our Computer Scientists progress to roles as diverse as Computer Security, Digital Games, Graphics and Accounting.

This course also allows for progression onto University degree programs such as BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Games Programming.

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There is no requirement to have studied Computer Science or a similar subject at GCSE, although you may find it useful to have studied it at GCSE. A Level Computer Science is in demand across a whole range of IT based and Engineering roles as it is valued for the logical solving skills it develops

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