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Wjec Computing A2 Coursework

What you'll study

The course offers the opportunity to develop practical programming and problem solving skills together with an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of Computer Science, including an understanding of computer systems including software, hardware and data communications, the main principles of systems analysis, logic, algorithms and data representation.

AS Level:

Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Computer Science

Unit 2 – Practical Programming to Solve Problems

A Level:

Unit3 – Programming and System Development

Unit 4 – Computer Architecture, Data, Communication and Applications

Unit 5 - Programmed Solution to a Problem

What's expected of you

Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self motivation are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners. You will be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you will continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

What you can do next

A degree in Computer Science, or a related subject such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or any Science courses in Higher Education.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including a grade B in Maths/Numeracy or Grade A in GCSE Computer Science

Where can I study WJEC AS/A2 Computer Science Level 3?

Call 01495 333 777 to apply today

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Crosskeys Campus
(Part Time Day)

Start Date: 03/09/2018

Day of Week: Monday to Friday

Start Time: 09:15

End Time: 16:30

A level Computing

Qualification

AS / A2

Examination Board

WJEC

Course Description

A level computing will enhance your understanding of how computers are used to solve a variety of different problems in this developing technological age. You will study logical disciplines to write and test programs; understand the management and organisation of computer systems and the effect of computer applications on society and individuals.

AS/A2 Units

The first year is the AS course and covers topics such as:

  • Unit CG1: Understanding of software, system development, data and applications
  • Unit CG2: Develop a program using a programming language

The second year completes the A’ level with topics such as:

  • Unit CG3: Additional knowledge of software, system development, data and applications
  • Unit CG4: Analyse, design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer program

Assessment

65%

examination and coursework

35%

Entry

5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language and Maths.C grade or above in GCSE computer science or B grade or above in GCSE ICT.

Progression

Many students apply to and are offered places at university to study courses such as computer science, computing, software engineering and programming or any career involving computing in an organisation. A number of students go onto employment or move onto an apprenticeship programme

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