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  • 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. This year, we have added a catch up summary at the beginning to outline how we will catch up on lost learning during school closure. The red writing also indicates where the curriculum has been changed this academic year to support student catch up.