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