Has computer intelligence always fascinated you? Have you ever wanted to delve deeper into the computer anatomy and find out how it works? Computer science has rational thinking at its core; combining human and computer intelligence together to provide solutions to problems. The study of computer science has completely transformed the modern-day world as we know it, and you can be a part of how it will shape our future.
A-level computer science combines human and computer intelligence to provide modern solutions to problems
Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.
Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
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You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.
Please note that you can enrol today, but this course starts on 01/09/21. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge (our online platform) before this date but won’t be able to access the learning materials until the course officially starts. You will benefit from our unlimited tutor support for a period of two years from your course start date.
You will be expected to complete three standard written exams and one practical exam:
As part of the practical exam, you will submit complete program code and evidence of testing, and will be required to use either Java, VB.NET or Python programming languages.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.
We also offer an exam pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you for free, to your next exams.
During your course, you’ll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.
Following successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an A-level in computer science, issued by Cambridge Assessment International Education. This syllabus (9618) has been selected specifically because it is best suited to distance learning. Your certificate will be identical to that issued in any other school, college or university.
Official Qualification Title - A-level Computer Science
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - In order to study this course, you will need to have achieved a maths GCSE or the equivalent. If you wish to study to computer science at degree level, then you'll need to combine this qualification with A-level maths, as this is a requirement at many universities.
UCAS Points - 56
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You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
That’s absolutely fine! You can study via our MyOxbridge portal online, and sit your exams anywhere in the world.