Computing is part of everything that we do. The most crucial part of Computer Science is problem-solving, an essential skill for life.
A good level of English and a minimum grade 4 in Maths or equivalent.
The A-level course covers the following topics:
- Relational databases and functional programming, the theory of computation, the consequences of uses of computing, Big Data, the systematic approach to problem-solving.
- Non-exam assessment – the computing practical project.
You will learn to program in VB net. Your course work can be in any programming language of your choice. The AS (year 12) course covers the following topics: fundamentals of programming, fundamentals of data structures, systematic approaches to a problem-solving theory of computation, fundamentals of data representation, fundamentals of computer systems, fundamentals of computer organisation and architecture, consequences of uses of computing and fundamentals of communication and networking.
Where does it lead?
There is a shortage of programmers in the UK. Therefore, the possibilities are great for students with a degree in Computer Science in this country and abroad. Apart from the field of programming, you may find opportunities in networking and computer architecture. The study of Computer Science promotes logical thinking and is often enjoyed by linguists and classicists as well as mathematicians.