Summary

A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond.

Description

This specification (Eduqas) promotes the integrated study of computer science. It will enable learners to develop a broad range of skills in the areas of programming, system development, computer architecture, data, communication and applications.

We have become a Network of Excellence Lead School for Computer Science teaching. This proves that we really understand the subject of computing and IT and are the experts in what we do.

Key Areas

AS Unit 1

Fundamentals of Computer Science

This component investigates computer architecture, communication, data representation, data structures, programs, algorithms, logic, programming methodologies and the impact of computer science on society. AS Unit 2

Practical Programming to Solve Problems

This component consists of a series of set tasks completed on-screen by candidates. These tasks will assess the practical application of knowledge and understanding and will require the use of Visual Basic.NET, Python or Java as a programming language.

What Next

On successful completion of your AS in Computer Science you can progress onto A2 Computer Science which qualifies for UCAS points so if you complete it successfully you could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects such as ICT, Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, e-Business and Information Management. You could also go on to work based training such as IT User/Practitioner NVQs or vendor-specific qualifications.

Entry Criteria

AS level in Computer Science requires at least 6 GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include maths and English Language at grade C or above. All students will also be required to attend and satisfactorily complete a formal induction period.


Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day

    Provider

    Bournville College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September £1,800 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September £1,800 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    NULL NULL 16 NULL NULL 0.00 5000

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
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