Computer Science

Exam Board: AQA

This is the traditional course that usually leads to studying Computer Science at university. You will develop an understanding of the main principles of solving problems using computers. You will also learn practical programming skills using Python and a range of alternative languages from different paradigms.

This course is aimed at students wanting a specialist computing qualification prior to studying computer science or a similar degree and demands fairly high levels of logic or mathematical ability.


80% examination
20% coursework


Our general entry requirements are that you will need a minimum of five Grade 6s in your GCSEs to study A-Levels.

We require you to have taken Computer Science at GCSE and for one of your grade 6s to be in this subject OR if you have not been able to take CS at GCSE that you have considerable programming experience outside of school.