|Mode of study||Academic A Level|
|Campus||Welsh Bridge Campus|
|Start date||2 September 2019|
|Course code||COM-AL (1921)|
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and grade 5 or above in Maths. This is a practical and challenging course designed for students who enjoy problem-solving, logic and “hands on” computer programming. Taught in well-equipped IT labs, students can expect their own dedicated PC in lessons, each with access to a range of visual programming languages.
Two exams and coursework at the end of the 2 year course. Coursework is worth 20% of the final mark and involves writing a solution to a problem using visual and object-oriented techniques to prepare you for university courses and jobs in the IT industry.
This course will prepare you thoroughly for Computer Science courses at university or for degree level computing Apprenticeships. Previous students have gone to university to study: Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Internet Computing, Software Engineering, Games Programming and Civil Engineering. Others have secured computing apprenticeships at GCHQ, the BBC, BT and Capgemini.
Students are encouraged to attend the Villiers Park Inspiring Excellence in Computer Science residential course.
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Level Computer Science (Mathematics, Physics)
Previous Institution: Ercall Wood Technology College
I want to complete a Physics degree after college and the subjects that Shrewsbury Colleges Group offer will help me to achieve that. Computer Science will help with this, as a lot of programming is involved. It is really interesting to learn how computers work.
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