B Week

B Week

  • A Level Computer Science

    A Level Computer Science

Introduction

Advances in computing are transforming the way we work and the Computer Science qualification from the AQA exam board offers an up-to-date syllabus that focuses on the knowledge, understanding and skills students need to progress to higher education or thrive in the workplace. This replaces older courses such as AS/A2 Computing. In addition to programming (using Python, or one of the other approved languages) and learning the fundamentals of computer systems and architecture, students are taught a systematic approach to problem solving. The course involves a strong mathematical element including the use of Boolean algebra

Entry Requirements

Students will require a minimum of a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Grade 6 or higher in GCSE Computing, or its equivalent, is also desirable.

Curriculum Overview & Exam Information

We have included curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support students and parents/carers to have a better and broader understanding of how learning develops in each year group. The curriculum overview documents below indicate: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain, how this unit builds on prior learning, and what mastery will look like for each year group.