Computer Science is a creative subject which involves the invention and development of ideas through coding.
Computer Science has computational thinking at its core; thinking that provides solutions to problems, designs systems and recognises the nature of human and machine intelligence.
The A Level qualification consists of two examined units and one coursework unit.
During the first year you will:
Practical lessons will use the Raspberry Pi.
The second year includes:
The coursework project involves using your skills to develop a solution to a problem of your own choice. Most students produce a game or a simulation.
An optional trip to EGX, the UK's biggest games event, provides opportunities to play new games, hear from leading developers and get careers advice from the games industry.
There are visits to university Computer Science departments during the course; recently we have been to Oxford and Birmingham.
Past trips have included the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park and the Science Museum in London.
Russell Group universities list Computer Science as a useful A Level for many degree courses.
Students have gone on to study the subject at a range of institutions including prestigious universities such as Bristol, Oxford, Reading and York.
Computer Scientists are in demand and find work in many industry sectors.