Where does A Level Computer Science lead?

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.

Learning outside the classroom

The Computer Science department at Carmel College adopt a flipped-classroom approach to learning. The traditional method of classroom-based learning is reversed, so that students are introduced to the learning topics before the lesson. Lessons are then used to deepen and further your understanding, meaning class time is more engaging and productive. There is an abundance of drop-in areas with Computer facilities throughout College, where you can practice and develop your programming skills, as well as study the important theory elements. There are many excellent online resources with excellent learning tasks and video tutorials to help you study independently and efficiently as possible.

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.

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).

Computer Science course leaflet

Click the link below to view the Course Introduction video

A Level Computer Science Course Introduction video

Click here to view a 360 tour of the Computer Science classroom

Exam Board Course Specification

What our students say about Computer Science

Computer Science Alumni

Adam Cao – Computer Science, King’s College London

David Waugh – BSc Computer Networks and Cyber Security, Staffordshire University

Computer Science News

Success for Ahmed at Computer Programming Comp

Carmel Code-athon

What Our Students Say

During my time at Carmel, I have made a lot of new friends who share similar interests.

I am glad I chose to study Computer Science as I have been able to learn both the practical and theory side of computer systems and how they work efficiently. I have also been taught a range of different coding techniques in an array of programming languages such as Visual Basic.

The reason I like studying Computer Science, and would recommend it to others, is because it allows you to develop your problem solving skills such as tackling a programming challenge by breaking down the problem and solving it bit by bit. Similarly, my research skills have improved; so whenever I am confused by a topic or programming type, there is a variety of research material I can use such as books, videos or the internet.

Furthermore, throughout my time studying Computer Science I have found that all my tutors are keen to help and are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about their subject.

After I leave Carmel college I hope to go to university and study for a creative computing degree.

Angel Hill