Examining Board: AQA
Computing aims to give you an introduction to the fundamentals of computing and has a strong practical programming element. It is taught in a specialist computing room using Visual Studio 2008. If you plan to become a computing professional you are advised to continue your studies to university level.
This A Level course is only offered as a two year programme.
You may have studied computing related IT courses at school but these are not a requirement for entry to this course. You should already have an interest in all things to do with computing and this course will extend your skills into programming and the extended skills including how a computer works.
Here are some of the topic areas we cover:
- Programming skills using Visual Basic.NET
- Principles of computing
- Coding existing programmes
- Web-based programming
- Operating systems
I really like the way that the course is structured in
terms of the practical and theory. In programming, I am
able to practice my theory straight away by writing a
program which helps me to understand it better.
Former A Level Computing student
To do this course you need the following:
Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language