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Computer Science

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What do I need to study this course?

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths and a grade 4 in GCSE English.

What will I study?

You will learn how to think about problems in such a way that they can be solved using a computer. You will learn how to write reliable and efficient code using industry standard best practices. You will develop the ability to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including data representation, networking, databases, logic and algorithms. You will also undertake your own programming project, which is 20% of your final grade.

What next?

Computer scientists are in demand and their salaries reflect this. A level Computer Science, with its emphasis on problem solving, abstract thinking and mathematical reasoning, is a good foundation for the higher study of a Computer Science degree. If studied alongside A level Maths, it could lead to an engineering or sciencebased degree. Alternatively, the skills you will gain through studying this A level could lead directly to employment within the software development industry.

Did you know?

Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, can perform 200,000 trillion calculations per second.