WJEC AS Level Computer Science Level 3
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
05 September 2023
Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language/ Welsh as well as a grade B in Maths/Numeracy or Grade A in GCSE Computer Science
In a nutshell
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.
This course is for you if...
...you want a blend of practical and theoretical study
...you’ve a keen interest in computer science
...you’re computer literate and hard working
What will I be doing?
You’ll cover an understanding of computer systems including software, hardware and data communications, the main principles of systems analysis, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Computer Science
- Unit 2 – Practical Programming to Solve Problems
- Unit3 – Programming and System Development
- Unit 4 – Computer Architecture, Data, Communication and Applications
- Unit 5 - Programmed Solution to a Problem
Assessment is based on practical coursework tasks and an exam in both the AS and A2 year. You’ll gain qualifications in:
- AS Level Computer Science
- A Level Computer Science
- Skills Activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language/ Welsh as well as a Grade B in Maths/Maths Numeracy or Grade A in GCSE Computer Science.
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
A degree in Computer Science, or a related subject, such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or any Science course in Higher Education.
You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel costs of educational visits.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team