A Level Computer Science Course Entry Requirements
Requirements include GCSE grade 6 in Maths and grade 4 in English Language and a grade 5 in Computer Science (if studied).
This is an ideal choice if you have a mathematical brain and like problem solving. You will gain technical knowledge and the ability to analyse and solve problems. We will teach you how to understand in-depth how the computer works and what it can do. You will also develop programming skills. It is an intensely creative subject that combines invention and excitement.
What you will study
- Unit 1 – Computer Systems
- Unit 2 – Algorithms and Programming
- Unit 3 – Programming Project
You will be introduced to the internal workings of the Central Processing Unit (CPU), how data is exchanged, how to develop software and the legal and ethical issues associated with the use of computer systems.
- Regular tests and mock papers to track progress
- Online resources with a range of learning tasks and video tutorials
- Individual and group tutorials
- ‘Stretch & Challenge’ and ‘Super Curriculum’ activities for more able learners
Why should I study Computer Science at Carmel?
The Computer Science department has a wealth of excellent resources and facilities, as well as excellent fully dedicated teaching staff. We’ll make sure that you receive all the support you need, in order for you to achieve beyond your potential.
We have two computer suites with wifi and printing facilities. There’s also a theory classroom with an interactive whiteboard and multi-media projectors.
The majority of students progress directly to related HE courses, with most others progressing to HE courses in the wider technology sector.
Many students move on to land successful jobs in the IT sector. Computer programmers, software engineers, game developers, app developers and data scientists.
Computer Science course leaflet
Exam Board Course Specification