Computer Science – A level

There is a very clear distinction between ICT and Computer Science. When you study Computer Science at A level you will learn a wide range of skills such as problem solving, logical reasoning and abstract thinking, as well as being able to develop your innovative and creative side. If you enjoy creating and implementing effective solutions to a wide range of problems, then Computer Science is for you. You will learn an industry recognised programming language and be given the opportunity to develop and progress your programming skills throughout the course. There is a strong emphasis on algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, as well as scientific and engineering based concepts. In addition to the programming project, you will learn essential theoretical elements such as:

  • Thinking abstractly, procedurally & logically
  • The components of a computer
  • Software and software development
  • Data transmission and networking
  • Sharing data.