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Computer Science, A Level
What will I do on this A Level?
You will learn the technical aspects of computer science. This course has an emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, and scientific and engineering-based thinking.
You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress your learning to a higher level or enter the workplace. Studying mathematics alongside this A Level is mandatory as it complements the subject matter and will allow you to progress.
How will I be assessed?
A combination of exams and coursework in your second year.
What could I do after this A Level?
This course could lead to study at a higher level, such as the Applied Computing FdSc at University Centre Weston, or a degree in computer science, artificial intelligence, games design, and many more areas.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English, and grade 6 or above in maths.
Occupations related to Computer Science, A Level
IT business analyst, architect or systems designer
Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.
Employment in region: 2,651 positions
IT engineers install, maintain and repair the physical components of computer systems and equipment.
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What next? Degree Apprenticeship UCW, or UCW Applied Computing Degree.