Western Tutorial College

A and AS level Computer Science

Western Tutorial College
In Bristol

£250/month
VAT exempt
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Important information

Typology A Level
Location Bristol
Duration 1 Year
  • A Level
  • Bristol
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

This updated course in Computer Science can be taken at AS or A-level, and involves the basis of computer design, the Internet, binary data manipulation and database structures. Students also have the opportunity to develop their skills in a programming language of their choice, and produce a project based on this.

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Bristol
12a Broad Street, BS1 2HL, Avon, England
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Starts On request
Location
Bristol
12a Broad Street, BS1 2HL, Avon, England
See map

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

The course objectives are to build up knowledge of the computer system, secure data transfer and database structures. Developing skills in a high level programming language is also necessary for the coursework.

· Who is it intended for?

Those with a genuine interest in computer systems and their applications, who may want to continue their studies at university.

· Requirements

GCSE (or equivalent) passes in English and Maths, and a demonstration of the skills required to succeed in this area. This could be through other qualifications gained, or relevant experience.

· Qualification

AQA AS or A-level Computer Science

· What marks this course apart?

Very few institutions offer AS or A-level Computing, especially as a 1 year course.

· What happens after requesting information?

We will contact you and provide further course information, and usually arrange an informal meeting in order to discuss the course in more detail.

· Do I need my own computer for the course?

Yes (for the project), but you do not need to bring it to class.

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What you'll learn on the course

Computer theory and Programming
Internet
Design
Programming
Database
Database Design
Data security
Computer Architecture
Internet Security
Binary maths

Teachers and trainers (1)

Adrian Bradfield
Adrian Bradfield
Maths and Physics Teacher

Course programme

Hardware and the microprocessor
Types of software
Database structures and normalisation
The Internet, protocols and data security
Declarative, Object Oriented and Functional programming languages
Compilers and syntax definitions
Assembly language and machine code
Binary data manipulation
Algorithm design (search, sort, merge etc)
Data flow and finite state machines
Big O notation

Additional information

This updated course in Computer Science can be taken at AS or A-level, and involves the basis of computer design, the Internet, binary data manipulation and database structures. Students also have the opportunity to develop their skills in a programming language of their choice, and produce a project based on this. This is not an easy option, and students should have a good level of literacy and numeracy, and have a real interest in the world of computing and programming. This is a respected, academic qualification which will enable to student to progress to a wide variety of higher level courses or careers.

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