A Level Computer Science

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology
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What will you be working towards?

Code CPS/3AL/21
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Do you enjoy thinking in both abstract and concrete terms? Do you like solving problems using logic, creativity and reasoning? Computer Science involves you learning how coding and computer architecture drives how computers work.


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 industry experts and our outstanding teaching staff will help you to learn about the science of computers, including how solutions are designed and the ethics of computing. Our students have access to the latest industry standard equipment to support their learning.

How will it be delivered?

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

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.

General entry criteria also applies.  Please see the website for further details.

Your next steps...

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.