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Computer Science A level

Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technology

What will you be working towards?

Code 5560/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Technology has revolutionised how we live today. From social networks to augmented reality, self-driving cars to wearable technology � all of these are made possible through Computer Science. During the first year of this course, you will gain a solid foundation in the art of programming. This is more than learning a specific language � it is a new way of thinking that requires a creative and precise approach to problem solving.

How will it be delivered?

At the end of the second year, you will be assessed by a 2 hour 30 minute onscreen exam worth 40%, a 2 hour 30 minute written exam worth 40% and a practical coursework project worth 20%.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE Maths grade B/6.

Your next steps...

Many students continue to university to study Computer Science, Software Engineering or more specialist fields such artificial intelligence, robotics or games development.


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