At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5. Maths GCSE grade 6 is required.
Why Should You Take This Course?
There are more job opportunities in this industry each year than there are graduates available, by ratio of 3 to 1, with the upper range of earnings exceeding most other fields of study. Ignoring those facts, Computer Science is simply a fascinating study into the technological world of today and that of the future.
Computer Science is about the devices and systems that enable our digital age to exist. It is not a study of the software used every day in offices and homes but more about how these systems actually work, how they do what they do, their limitations, their strengths, and the astounding way that humans have adapted basic logical thinking to create such amazing tools.
Students interested in Computer Science should consider also studying the A Level in Electronics.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by examination submission of a programmed solution to a problem of your choosing using language of your choice (20% of the marks) and two written exams at the end of the course (40% each).
What could I do next?
Specialise in Software Engineering (programming), Game Design and Artificial Intelligence (AI) or explore the Cognitive Sciences, Data Handling, Aerospace Technology, Business Systems, and much more.
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.