Image of Computer Science A Level


A level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

Additional entry requirements:    

Grade 6 in Maths.

What is it?    

Computer Science focuses on computer hardware and how computer languages, networks and processors work with a great mixture of theoretical and practical work. Good mathematical skill is important.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Having invested nearly a quarter of a million pounds in extra student-facing IT resources this year alone, Computer Science students at the College can be sure that they are in the right place to be studying a computing qualification.

What will I study?    

Learn a programming language, binary, data structures, algorithms and computer science theory along with practical computer programming.

How will I be assessed?    

80% written exam at the end of Year 2; 20% practical coursework project.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

The knowledge and skills developed from studying this subject are highly sought after in ever-growing areas of IT development, such as coding and robotics.

Exam Board:



*We have made every effort to ensure that the information displayed is accurate. The College reserves the right to make changes and cannot accept liability arising out of, or in connection with any revision. 

TES Shortlist
Quality in Careers
CE Certified
BePART Educational Trust
Sixth Form Colleges Association
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award