Do you dream of a career at the forefront of one of the fastest moving industries in the world? If so perhaps computer studies is for you.

Course Outline:

  • Level 3 – A Level Computer Science
  • Work experience

A Level Computer Science

Unit Unit Title
Unit 1 Computer Principles
Unit 2 Algorithms and Problem Solving
Unit 3 Programming Project

 


Work Experience

Students are required to undertake work experience for a minimum of one week per academic year during term time. Students are encouraged to use their holiday time to complete extensive work experience placements.

 

Entry Requirements

Specific Entry Requirements

GCSE Computer Science – Grade 5 or above (if studied)

Passion for the subject and commitment to achieving the highest results
Commitment to work placements and collaborating with industry professionals

Course Details

Level 3 – A Level Computer Science (1 A Level)
Work Experience:

Students are required to undertake work experience for a minimum of one week per academic year during term time. Students are encouraged to use their holiday time to complete extensive work experience placements.

Other Activities

Computer Science students are working on the programming of our latest UTC recruit – Mr Nao! The put their computer programming skills to the test, starting by teaching him to move, dance and speak. As their skills develop, they can develop his facial recognition skills and programme him to undertake a wide variety of tasks…the opportunities are endless for the most creative programmers!

Curriculum Case Studies

Curriculum Case Study: Computer Science

In its first year of inception the Computer Science course is already benefiting from the support of local businesses. CCS Media are sponsoring state of the art upgrades so we can run the most advanced 3-D programming software. Students have been offered the opportunity to work with the University of Lincoln in their own specialised facilities and recent staff appointments include an expert in raspberry pi programming and interface extension applications.