Computer Science

Computer Science

A Level

A Level Computer Science is valued by many top universities and employers since it requires the development of analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.

It also provides excellent preparation for the study of Computer Science at undergraduate level and for the Computing element of Mathematical, Engineering and Scientific degrees. Although no prior study of this subject is required here at Eltham College, any student that has an interest in programming and problem-solving will certainly gain most from the course.

Our Computing department uses the AQA A Level in Computer Science due to its modern content and its academic though practical nature. This allows our students to develop a working understanding of object-oriented design techniques, the C# programming language, functional programming via the Haskell programming language, abstract data types, computer hardware, database design using SQL and techniques used to represent data.

All Eltham College students are assessed via a practical programming paper, a written theoretical paper and a programming project. A significant amount of time is therefore spent by our teachers developing our students programming and problem-solving skills over the duration of the course, ensuring the excellent preparation for the future careers.

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