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Computer Science, A Level
What will I do on this course?
You will learn the technical aspects of computer science. This course has an emphasis on abstract thinking, general problem solving, algorithmic and mathematical reasoning, and scientific and engineering-based thinking.
You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills required to progress your learning to a higher level or enter the workplace. Studying mathematics alongside this A Level is mandatory as it complements the subject matter and will allow you to progress.
How will I be assessed?
A combination of exams and coursework in your second year.
What could I do after this course?
This course can lead to university study with degrees in computer science, artificial intelligence, games design or many other areas. You could also progress to the degree in Applied Computing at University Centre Weston.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English, and grade 6 or above in maths.
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What next? Degree Apprenticeship UCW, or UCW Applied Computing Degree.