Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Bs and 4 grade Cs at GCSE including a grade C (grade 4) in English Language and a grade B (grade 5) in Maths.

Duration

Two year course

What will I study?

This course is for students interested in practical programming. Students have the opportunity to experience programming in Python on the Raspberry Pi’s, and will also gain an understanding of all levels of programming languages, computer hardware and software functionality as well as a detailed appreciation of how computer architectures operate. 

The course is organised into four units, two units at AS Level and the same two units for the full A Level plus a third unit.

Units include:

Computing principles
Algorithms and problem solving
Project

Good course combinations

This course combines well with most other A Levels.

What could it lead to?

Computer Science is an extremely useful A Level leading into a wide variety of computer-based disciplines plus technologically rich subjects such as engineering or science. It combines well with maths and sciences.

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