AS/A Level Computer Science Course
Exam board: WJEC
AS Level: 2500QS – A level: 1500QS
Computer Science encompasses the theoretical aspects of how a computer is designed, used and applied to solve real world problems. It is an applied subject that provides the student with practical problem solving skills in a variety of programming language. It provides a strong foundation for students who wish to enter a career in Computer Science as Programmers, Data Analysts, Cyber Security Consultants, Wed Designers, Games Developers or Electronic Engineers. It is aimed at students who see themselves as developing their own computer software and hardware.
To study A Level Computer Science you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 / C or above including English Language and Mathematics
Our AS/A level Computer Science specification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental concepts of computer science and a broad range of flexible and interesting study opportunities.
AS Level consists of 2 units as follows:
A2 consists of 3 units
This is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment. Assessment
opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year, until the end of the life
of the specification.
AS Level consists of 2 assessments as follows:
A2 Level consists of 3 assessments as follows:
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.
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You can choose from the following study options:
We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and
interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.
We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual.
As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.
Straight away! There’s no need to wait until September to enrol, you can begin your course at any time. Once you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started by the next working day.
You’ll sit the same A level exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.
You’re a level course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.
Yes! You can, if you are looking to improve your grade in your GCSEs, whilst studying A levels with us!
You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.
Students normally study 4 AS subject in Year 12 and continue with the 3 subjects of their course in Year 2 to complete the A level.
If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.
How will I be supported?
- We offer subject support tutorials every month
- 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
- 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
- Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
- Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
- Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand
Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.
Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have mentioned in your enrolment.
A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.
You have the option to join Year 13 and repeat the year and complete your course in one year.
We offer A levels – part time in the evenings to adult learners.
You have 2 options – Online live classes in the evening, Online Distance learning course.
You will have full tutor support in both options.
We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades.
We also help you prepare for you interviews.
We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.
Yes of course! You can come in to our office and speak to our course advisors.
You can also book a Video call with us, email email@example.com to arrange.
Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online.
If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.
If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.