Exam Board: A Level Computer Science – AQA
A Level Computer Science is about learning to reason when solving complex puzzles. Your programming skills will develop from working with simple programs to creating a complete software solution, using support from a wide range of demanding theories.
After studying Computer Science at Barton Peveril you will have developed a solid foundation in a broad range of topics and will be able to recognise patterns and practically apply your knowledge.
- GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 6 in Mathematics and 5 in Computer Science, if taken
- Minimum average GCSE score of 4
- You do not need to have any programming experience
Studying Computer Science at top universities will require you to take A Level Mathematics
- Abstraction and Algorithms
- Theory of Formal Language
- Mathematics for Programming
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Computer Networks
- Computer Architecture
- Finite State Machines and the Turing Machine
- Functional Programming and Recursive Programming
Why choose this course?
- Trips to Universities for programming workshops
- Entry into prestigious national competitions at elite level (e.g. Cyber Discovery)
- Visits from academic and industry experts
Where might it lead?
Students go on to higher education and employment in Computer Science, Software Engineering/Development, Games Development, Science and Engineering.
This course has a mixture of:
- 80% exam
- 20% coursework